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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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.
He and his group have most recently deployed the Connection Machine, a user-adaptive expertise locator.
Our first parallel implementation of the algorithm was developed in a machine-language which was specific to the CM-2 Connection Machine.
Its demise did not occur because of mismanagement or sloppy engineering of the so-called Connection Machine.
The connection machine, for instance, has been proposed as one such computational model for the mechanical processing of sensory inputs in Hillis [1991]; see Lyngzeidetson [1990] for a discussion of the connection machine in the context of the mind-machine problem.
All this work has been done with the help of considerable computing power: a Connection Machine CM-5 from Thinking Machines, based at Syracuse (NY) Univ.
5 hours on a multiprocessor computer known as the CM-5 Connection Machine.
has acquired a Connection Machine 5 from Thinking Machines Corp.
The Connection Machine uses the power of a large number of small processors (up to 16,000) to rapidly scan terabyte databases.
The CM-5 Connection Machine is a scalable homogeneous multiprocessor designed for large-scale scientific and business applications.
Lyngzeidetson |1990~ claims that the architecture of a parallel computer, the Connection Machine, has fundamental implications for Cognitive Science.
In this example, Stiller's program, running on a multiprocessor computer known as The Connection Machine, provided the answer in about 90 minutes.

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