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Multiple Instruction Multiple Data (MIMD) is a type of parallel computing architecture where many functional units perform different operations on different data. Examples would be a multiprocessor or transputer computer, or a network of workstations. SISD is an acronym for Single Instruction, Single Data. ... Multiple Instruction Single Data (MISD) is a type of parallel computing architecture where many functional units perform different operations on the same data. ... In computing, SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) is a set of operations for efficiently handling large quantities of data in parallel, as in a vector processor or array processor. ... Parallel computing is the simultaneous execution of the same task (split up and specially adapted) on multiple processors in order to obtain results faster. ... Computer architecture is the theory behind the design of a computer. ... Multiprocessing is traditionally known as the use of multiple concurrent processes in a system as opposed to a single process at any one instant. ... The INMOS Transputer was a pioneering parallel computing microprocessor design of the 1980s from INMOS, a small English company. ... A computer network is a system for communication between computers. ... A computer workstation, often colloquially referred to as workstation, is a high-end general-purpose microcomputer designed to be used by one person at a time and which offers higher performance than normally found in a personal computer, especially with respect to graphics, processing power and the ability to carry...

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MIMD Architectures (662 words)
MIMD architectures may be used in a number of application areas such as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, simulation, modeling, and as communication switches.
MIMD machines with extended shared memory attempt to avoid or reduce the contention among processors for shared memory by subdividing the memory into a number of independent memory units.
In an MIMD distributed memory machine with a hypercube system interconnection network containing four processors, a processor and a memeory module are placed at each vertex of a square.
Parallel data processing system combining a SIMD unit with a MIMD unit and sharing a common bus, memory, and system ... (6190 words)
Meanwhile, MIMD and SIMD type processing units must be used properly for the permeation and tracking type processings according to conditions and the number of data to be processed.
The MIMD parallel data processing unit 51 is wholly controlled by the system controller 31, from which a string of instructions to be executed is transmitted to each processing element 109 for control.
The results of the processing are delivered to the MIMD type parallel data processing unit 51 through the common memory (data 69), and then a different parallel processing 70 is made on the data.
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