Connection Machine


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Connection Machine

A family of parallel processing computers from former Thinking Machines Corporation, Cambridge, MA, that contained from 4K to 64K processors. Used in applications such as signal processing, simulation and database retrieval, they were set up as hypercubes and other topologies, which required another computer as a front end.
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he designed and led the implementation of the network architecture for the Connection Machine Model CM-5 Supercomputer, which incorporated the fat-tree interconnection network he developed at MIT.
For example, the SIMD mapping of a broad class of machine-learning and optimization problems general mapping that was created in the 1980s for the CM-2 connection machine has been utilized on modern GPGPU and supercomputer technology to achieve both high performance and near-linear scalability.
Our first parallel implementation of the algorithm was developed in a machine-language which was specific to the CM-2 Connection Machine.
5 hours on a multiprocessor computer known as the CM-5 Connection Machine.
In this example, Stiller's program, running on a multiprocessor computer known as The Connection Machine, provided the answer in about 90 minutes.
Today, the company's parallel solutions are available through its product partnerships with leading open hardware platform vendors, such as Sun Microsystems, as well as through its standalone system, the Connection Machine.
and contributed to the development of the massively parallel Connection Machine supercomputer.
Various computers in a number of different locations provided essential information for the factorization, and the final step required a type of large computer known as the Connection Machine.
With GlobalWorks, Thinking Machines has taken the software "out of the Connection Machine Box," and enhanced it to add value to a variety of system offerings, beginning with a server using off-the-shelf Sun UltraSPARC processors.
During simulation runs, which take place in a state-of-the-art parallel computer called the Connection Machine and are displayed on a color monitor, successive generations in some colonies develop maladaptive behaviors such as wandering into the nests of other colonies.

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