Butterfly computer


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Butterfly computer

An earlier parallel processing computer from BBN Advanced Computers Inc., Cambridge, MA. The Butterfly mimicked a crossbar and provided high-speed switching of data between CPUs. It could also be used to create a hypercube topology. See hypercube. See also Butterfly keyboard.
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The simulator runs on the Butterfly computer as a number of processes, one per processor.
Once the start-up is complete, using the Butterfly computer is much like using the uniprocessor simulator.
Furthermore, the virtual-memory subsystem in the Butterfly computer has been enhanced to address the needs of fast local and remote memory references.