Patent Number: 6,167,502

Title: Method and apparatus for manifold array processing

Abstract: A manifold array topology includes processing elements, nodes, memories or the like arranged in clusters. Clusters are connected by cluster switch arrangements which advantageously allow changes of organization without physical rearrangement of processing elements. A significant reduction in the typical number of interconnections for preexisting arrays is also achieved. Fast, efficient and cost effective processing and communication result with the added benefit of ready scalability.

Inventors: Pechanek; Gerald G. (Cary, NC), Pitsianis; Nikos P. (Chapel Hill, NC), Barry; Edwin F. (Cary, NC), Drabenstott; Thomas L. (Chapel Hill, NC)

Assignee: Billions of Operations Per Second, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/76 (20060101); G06F 15/80 (20060101); G06F 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017