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Architecture and Applications of DADO: A Large-Scale Parallel Computer for Artificial Intelligence

Salvatore Stolfo; Daniel P. Miranker; David Elliot Shaw

Title:
Architecture and Applications of DADO: A Large-Scale Parallel Computer for Artificial Intelligence
Author(s):
Stolfo, Salvatore
Miranker, Daniel P.
Shaw, David Elliot
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Technical reports
Department:
Computer Science
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Series:
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
Part Number:
CUCS-043-83
Abstract:
As part of our research on very high performance parallel architectures, we have been investigating; machine architectures specially adapted to the highly efficient implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) software. In the course of our research we designed DADO, a highly parallel, VLSI-based, tree-structured machine, and implemented a high-speed algorithm for production systems on a simulator for DADO. Subsequent research has convinced us that DADO can support many other AI applications, including the very rapid execution of PROLOG programs, and a large share of the symbolic processing typical of contemporary knowledge-based systems. In this brief report, we outline the hardware design of a moderate size DADO prototype, comprising 1023 processing elements, which is currently under construction at Columbia University. We then sketch the software base being implemented on a small 15 processing element prototype system including several applications written in PPL/M, a high-level language designed for specifying parallel computations on DADO.
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Computer science
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