Kung, H. T.
Overview
Works:  129 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 2,354 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference proceedings 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction 
Classifications:  TK7885.A1, 621.3819535 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
H. T Kung
VLSI systems and computations by
H. T Kung(
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15 editions published in 1981 in English and Italian and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published in 1981 in English and Italian and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traffic management for highspeed networks by
H. T Kung(
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9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An optimality theory of concurrency control for databases by
H. T Kung(
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10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concurrency control mechanism (or a scheduler) is the component of a database system that safeguards the consistency of the database in the presence of interleaved accesses and update requests. We formally show that the performance of a scheduler, i.e., the amount of parallelism that it supports, depends explicitly upon the amount of information that is available to the scheduler. We point out that most previous work on concurrency control is simply concerned with specific points of the base tradeoff between performance and information. In fact, several of these approaches are shown to be optimal for the amount of information that they use. (Author)
10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concurrency control mechanism (or a scheduler) is the component of a database system that safeguards the consistency of the database in the presence of interleaved accesses and update requests. We formally show that the performance of a scheduler, i.e., the amount of parallelism that it supports, depends explicitly upon the amount of information that is available to the scheduler. We point out that most previous work on concurrency control is simply concerned with specific points of the base tradeoff between performance and information. In fact, several of these approaches are shown to be optimal for the amount of information that they use. (Author)
A systolic algorithm for integer GCD computation by
R. P Brent(
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8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We show that the greatest common divisor of two nbit integers (given in the usual binary representation) can be computed in time O(n) on a linear array of O(n) identical systolic cells, each of which is a finitestate machine with connections to its nearest neighbours."
8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We show that the greatest common divisor of two nbit integers (given in the usual binary representation) can be computed in time O(n) on a linear array of O(n) identical systolic cells, each of which is a finitestate machine with connections to its nearest neighbours."
Why systolic architectures? by
H. T Kung(
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4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An efficient parallel garbage collection system and its correctness proof by
H. T Kung(
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3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An efficient system to perform garbage collection in parallel with list operations is proposed and its correctness is proven. The system consists of two independent processes sharing a common memory. One process is performed by the list processor (LP) for list processing and the other by the garbage collector (GC) for marking active nodes and collecting garbage nodes. The system is derived by using both the correctness and efficiency arguments. Assuming that memory references are indivisible the system satisfies the following properties: No critical sections are needed in the entire system. The time to perform the marking phase by the GC is independent of the size of memory, but depends only on the number of active nodes. Nodes on the free list need not be marked during the marking phase by the GC. Minimum overheads are introduced to the LP. Only two extra bits for encoding four colors are needed for each node. Efficiency results show that the parallel system is usually significantly more efficient in terms of storage and time than the sequential stack algorithm. (Author)
3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An efficient system to perform garbage collection in parallel with list operations is proposed and its correctness is proven. The system consists of two independent processes sharing a common memory. One process is performed by the list processor (LP) for list processing and the other by the garbage collector (GC) for marking active nodes and collecting garbage nodes. The system is derived by using both the correctness and efficiency arguments. Assuming that memory references are indivisible the system satisfies the following properties: No critical sections are needed in the entire system. The time to perform the marking phase by the GC is independent of the size of memory, but depends only on the number of active nodes. Nodes on the free list need not be marked during the marking phase by the GC. Minimum overheads are introduced to the LP. Only two extra bits for encoding four colors are needed for each node. Efficiency results show that the parallel system is usually significantly more efficient in terms of storage and time than the sequential stack algorithm. (Author)
The areatime complexity of Binary multiplication by
R. P Brent(
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5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We consider the problem of performing multiplication of nbit binary numbers on a chip. Let A denote the chip area, and T the time required to perform multiplication. Using a model of computation which is a realistic approximation to current and anticipated VLSI technology, we show that (A/A sub 0) (T/T sub 0) to the 2 alpha power> or = n to the (1 + alpha) power for all alpha is an element (0, 1), where A sub 0 and T sub 0 are positive constants which depend on the technology but are independent of n. The exponent 1 + alpha is the best possible. A consequence is that binary multiplication is 'harder' than binary addition if AT to the 2 alpha power is used as a complexity measure for any alpha> or = 0. (Author)
5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We consider the problem of performing multiplication of nbit binary numbers on a chip. Let A denote the chip area, and T the time required to perform multiplication. Using a model of computation which is a realistic approximation to current and anticipated VLSI technology, we show that (A/A sub 0) (T/T sub 0) to the 2 alpha power> or = n to the (1 + alpha) power for all alpha is an element (0, 1), where A sub 0 and T sub 0 are positive constants which depend on the technology but are independent of n. The exponent 1 + alpha is the best possible. A consequence is that binary multiplication is 'harder' than binary addition if AT to the 2 alpha power is used as a complexity measure for any alpha> or = 0. (Author)
All algebraic functions can be computed fast by
H. T Kung(
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5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expansions of algebraic functions can be computed 'fast' using the Newton Polygon Process and any 'normal' iteration. Let M(j) be the number of operations sufficient to multiply two jth degree polynomials. It is shown that the first N terms of an expansion of any algebraic function defined by an nth degree polynomial can be computed in O(n(M(N)) operations, while the classical method needs O(N sup n) operations. Among the numerous applications of algebraic functions are symbolic mathematics and combinatorial analysis. Reversion, reciprocation, and nth root of a polynomial are all special cases of algebraic functions
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The expansions of algebraic functions can be computed 'fast' using the Newton Polygon Process and any 'normal' iteration. Let M(j) be the number of operations sufficient to multiply two jth degree polynomials. It is shown that the first N terms of an expansion of any algebraic function defined by an nth degree polynomial can be computed in O(n(M(N)) operations, while the classical method needs O(N sup n) operations. Among the numerous applications of algebraic functions are symbolic mathematics and combinatorial analysis. Reversion, reciprocation, and nth root of a polynomial are all special cases of algebraic functions
Systolic algorithms for the CMU Warp processor by
H. T Kung(
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4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "CMU is building a 32bit floatingpoint systolic array that can efficiently perform many essential computations in signal processing like the FFT and convolution. This is a onedimensional systolic array that in general takes inputs from one end cell and produces outputs at the other end, with data and control all flowing in one direction. We call this particular systolic array the Warp processor, suggesting that it can perform various transformations at a very high speed. We expect to have wide applications for the Warp processor, especially for the CMU prototype which has high degrees of flexibility at the expense of a relatively high chip count for each cell
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "CMU is building a 32bit floatingpoint systolic array that can efficiently perform many essential computations in signal processing like the FFT and convolution. This is a onedimensional systolic array that in general takes inputs from one end cell and produces outputs at the other end, with data and control all flowing in one direction. We call this particular systolic array the Warp processor, suggesting that it can perform various transformations at a very high speed. We expect to have wide applications for the Warp processor, especially for the CMU prototype which has high degrees of flexibility at the expense of a relatively high chip count for each cell
Comprehensive evaluation of a twodimensional configurable array by O Menzilcioglu(
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3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "This paper presents the evaluation of a highly configurable architecture for twodimensional (2D) arrays of powerful processors. The evaluation is based on an array of Warp cells, a powerful processor developed at Carnegie Mellon and manufactured by General Electric, and uses real application programs. The evaluation covers the areas of configurability, array survivability, and performance degradation. The software and algorithms developed for the evaluation are also discussed. The results based on simulations of small and medium size arrays (up to 16x16), show that a high degree of configurability, and array survivability can be achieved with little impact on program performance."
3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "This paper presents the evaluation of a highly configurable architecture for twodimensional (2D) arrays of powerful processors. The evaluation is based on an array of Warp cells, a powerful processor developed at Carnegie Mellon and manufactured by General Electric, and uses real application programs. The evaluation covers the areas of configurability, array survivability, and performance degradation. The software and algorithms developed for the evaluation are also discussed. The results based on simulations of small and medium size arrays (up to 16x16), show that a high degree of configurability, and array survivability can be achieved with little impact on program performance."
Faulttolerance and twolevel pipelining in VLSI systolic arrays by
H. T Kung(
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4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper addresses two important issues in systolic array designs: faulttolerance and twolevel pipelining. The proposed 'systolic' faulttolerant scheme maintains the original data flow pattern by bypassing defective cells with a few registers. As a result, many of the desirable properties of systolic arrays (such as local and regular communication between cells) are preserved. Twolevel pipelining refers to the use of pipelined functional units in the implementation of systolic cells. This paper addresses the problem of efficiently utilizing pipelined units to increase the overall system throughput. We show that both of these problems can be reduced to the same mathematical problem of incorporating extra delays on certain data paths in originally correct systolic designs. We introduce the mathematical notion of a cut which enables us to handle this problem effectively. The results obtained by applying the techniques described in this paper are encouraging. When applied to systolic arrays without feedback cycles, the arrays can tolerate large numbers of failures (with the addition of very little hardware) while maintaining the original throughput. Furthermore, all of the pipeline stages in the cells can be kept fully utilized through the addition of a small number of delay registers. However, adding delays to systolic arrays with cycles typically induces a significant decrease in throughput. In response to this, we have derived a new class of systolic algorithms in which the data cycle around a ring of processing cells
4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper addresses two important issues in systolic array designs: faulttolerance and twolevel pipelining. The proposed 'systolic' faulttolerant scheme maintains the original data flow pattern by bypassing defective cells with a few registers. As a result, many of the desirable properties of systolic arrays (such as local and regular communication between cells) are preserved. Twolevel pipelining refers to the use of pipelined functional units in the implementation of systolic cells. This paper addresses the problem of efficiently utilizing pipelined units to increase the overall system throughput. We show that both of these problems can be reduced to the same mathematical problem of incorporating extra delays on certain data paths in originally correct systolic designs. We introduce the mathematical notion of a cut which enables us to handle this problem effectively. The results obtained by applying the techniques described in this paper are encouraging. When applied to systolic arrays without feedback cycles, the arrays can tolerate large numbers of failures (with the addition of very little hardware) while maintaining the original throughput. Furthermore, all of the pipeline stages in the cells can be kept fully utilized through the addition of a small number of delay registers. However, adding delays to systolic arrays with cycles typically induces a significant decrease in throughput. In response to this, we have derived a new class of systolic algorithms in which the data cycle around a ring of processing cells
Systolic (VLSI) arrays for relational database operations by
H. T Kung(
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2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computational models for parallel computers by
H. T Kung(
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4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complexity of parallel evaluation of linear recurrences by L Hyafil(
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6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of computers such as C.mmp and ILLIAC 4 is to achieve computational speedup by performing several operations simultaneously with parallel processors. This type of computer organization is referred to as a parallel computer. In this paper, the authors prove upper bounds on speedups achievable by parallel computers for a particular problem, the solution of first order linear recurrences. The authors consider this problem because it is important in practice and also because it is simply stated so that one might obtain some insight into the nature of parallel computation by studying it
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of computers such as C.mmp and ILLIAC 4 is to achieve computational speedup by performing several operations simultaneously with parallel processors. This type of computer organization is referred to as a parallel computer. In this paper, the authors prove upper bounds on speedups achievable by parallel computers for a particular problem, the solution of first order linear recurrences. The authors consider this problem because it is important in practice and also because it is simply stated so that one might obtain some insight into the nature of parallel computation by studying it
MISE, Machine for InSystem Evaluation of custom VLSI chips by R Bisiani(
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4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper identifies some of the key research problems that one encounters in specifying, designing, testing and demonstrating a custom chip in relation to the application system in which it will be used, and proposes a system called MISE(Machine For InSystem Evaluation) to be a solution to the issues raised
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper identifies some of the key research problems that one encounters in specifying, designing, testing and demonstrating a custom chip in relation to the application system in which it will be used, and proposes a system called MISE(Machine For InSystem Evaluation) to be a solution to the issues raised
Numerically stable solution of dense systems of linear equations using meshconnected processors by
A Bojanczyk(
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2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A regular layout for parallel adders by
R. P Brent(
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4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Systolic Arrays for (VLSI) by
H. T Kung(
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5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A systolic system is a network of processors which rhythmically compute and pass data through the system. Physiologists use the work 'systole' to refer to the rhythmically recurrent contraction of the heart and arteries which pulses blood through the body. In a systolic computing system, the function of a processor is analogous to that of the heart. Every processor regularly pumps data in and out, each time performing some short computation, so that a regular flow of data is kept up in the network. Many basic matrix computations can be pipelined elegantly and efficiently on systolic networks having an array structure. As an example, hexagonally connected processors can optimally perform matrix multiplication. Surprisingly, a similar systolic array can compute the LUdecomposition of a matrix. These systolic arrays enjoy simple and regular communication paths, and almost all processors used in the networks are identical. As a result, special purpose hardware devices based on systolic arrays can be built inexpensively using the VLSI technology. (Author)
5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A systolic system is a network of processors which rhythmically compute and pass data through the system. Physiologists use the work 'systole' to refer to the rhythmically recurrent contraction of the heart and arteries which pulses blood through the body. In a systolic computing system, the function of a processor is analogous to that of the heart. Every processor regularly pumps data in and out, each time performing some short computation, so that a regular flow of data is kept up in the network. Many basic matrix computations can be pipelined elegantly and efficiently on systolic networks having an array structure. As an example, hexagonally connected processors can optimally perform matrix multiplication. Surprisingly, a similar systolic array can compute the LUdecomposition of a matrix. These systolic arrays enjoy simple and regular communication paths, and almost all processors used in the networks are identical. As a result, special purpose hardware devices based on systolic arrays can be built inexpensively using the VLSI technology. (Author)
Let's design algorithms for VLSI systems by
H. T Kung(
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3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synchronized and asynchronous parallel algorithms for multiprocessors by
H. T Kung(
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2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research
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 Sproull, Robert F.
 Steele, Guy L. 1954 Editor
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 CarnegieMellon University Computer Science Department
 Brent, R. P. (Richard P.) Author
 CARNEGIEMELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
 Song, S. W.
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