Trimm: A high speed parallel processor for optimization and estimation problems

R. L. Shoemaker, R. H. Seacat, A. Landesman, B. B. Taylor, H. H. Barrett

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The design of a parallel processor containing 60 32-bit processors with on-chip floating point hardware, 60 Mbytes of memory, hardware random number generation, and a high bandwidth, re­configurable interprocessor communications system is discussed. The system is especially well- suited to run Monte Carlo-based algorithms, such as simulated annealing, for optimization and estimation problems in nuclear medicine and other areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-624
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 25 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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