SPL - A different high level language for systolic processors

P. Pardo, Y. Be'ery

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The Systolic Processors Language, SPL, is a C-based high-level language for systolic processors. This language and its development environment, are designed especially, but not solely, for both the European Wafer Scale Integration Systolic Array Processor (ASAP: ESPRIT-824B), and the NCR Geometric Arithmetic Parallel Processor (GAPP). SPL enhances the software development capability for programmable systolic processors, and aims at simplifying program writing without decreasing the run-time performance. The contribution of SPL, presented in this paper, is the novel memory allocation for each Processing Element (PE), along with a balanced support of data-types, instruction-set, and a rich library of subroutines embedded in it. Altogether, these features provide an efficient back-end code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalMicroprocessing and Microprogramming
Issue number1-5
StatePublished - Jan 1989


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