CNS-1 Architecture Specification: A Connectionist Network Supercomputer

TitleCNS-1 Architecture Specification: A Connectionist Network Supercomputer
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsAsanović K, Beck J, Callahan TJ, Feldman J, Irissou B, Kingsbury B, Kohn P, Lazzaro J, Morgan N, Stoutamire D, Wawrzynek J
Other Numbers809
Keywordsapplication-specific, computer architecture, connectionist networks, Hydrant, massively parallel, Torrent, VLSI

A Collaboration of the University of California, Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute. The Connectionist Network Supercomputer, or CNS-1, is a multi-year effort to incorporate recent advances in VLSI design and application-specific computer architecture for the realization of a massively parallel machine. Application targets for the CNS-1 include connectionist networks in the areas of speech recognition, language modeling, vision, and hardware simulation for VLSI. This technical report presents the background and motivation for high-level design decisions, along with descriptions of several hardware and software elements. The document represents a "snapshot" of the design, which is expected to be operational in 1995.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-93-021

Abbreviated Authors

K. Asanovi?, J. Beck, Timothy J. Callahan, J. Feldman, B. Irissou, B. Kingsbury, P. Kohn, J. Lazzaro, N. Morgan, D. Stoutamire, and J. Wawrzynek

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report