SIMD - Chronology


Examples of SIMD supercomputers (not including vector processors):

  • ILLIAC IV, circa 1974
  • ICL Distributed Array Processor (DAP), circa 1974
  • Burroughs Scientific Processor, circa 1976
  • Geometric-Arithmetic Parallel Processor, from Martin Marietta, starting in 1981, continued at Lockheed Martin, then at Teranex and Silicon Optix
  • Massively Parallel Processor (MPP), from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, circa 1983-1991
  • Connection Machine, models 1 and 2 (CM-1 and CM-2), from Thinking Machines Corporation, circa 1985
  • MasPar MP-1 and MP-2, circa 1987-1996
  • Zephyr DC computer from Wavetracer, circa 1991
  • Xplor, from Pyxsys, Inc., circa 2001.

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