ERIC Number: ED210037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple-Instruction, Multiple-Data Path Computers: Parallel Processing Impact on Flight Simulation Software. Final Report.
Lord, Robert E.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the parallel processing impact of multiple-instruction multiple-data path (MIMD) computers on flight simulation software. Basic mathematical functions and arithmetic expressions from typical flight simulation software were selected and run on an MIMD computer to evaluate the improvement in execution time that results from the parallel architecture of this type of computer. Recommendations as to the types of tasks which are optimally suitable for this computer architecture are made, together with the improvement in execution speed to be expected. Twenty-six references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Denelcor, Inc., Denver, CO.; Washington State Univ., Pullman.