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Parallel processing data network of master and slave transputers controlled by a serial control network

United States Patent

5,590,284
December 31, 1996
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The present device provides for a dynamically configurable communication network having a multi-processor parallel processing system having a serial communication network and a high speed parallel communication network. The serial communication network is used to disseminate commands from a master processor (100) to a plurality of slave processors (200) to effect communication protocol, to control transmission of high density data among nodes and to monitor each slave processor's status. The high speed parallel processing network is used to effect the transmission of high density data among nodes in the parallel processing system. Each node comprises a transputer (104), a digital signal processor (114), a parallel transfer controller (106), and two three-port memory devices. A communication switch (108) within each node (100) connects it to a fast parallel hardware channel (70) through which all high density data arrives or leaves the node.
Crosetto; Dario B. (DeSoto, TX)
Universities Research Association, Inc. (Washington, DC)
08/ 312,435
September 26, 1994
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC35-89ER40486 between Universities Research Association, Inc. and the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.