Squier, Richard K.
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Works:  5 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QC174.85.L38, 
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Richard K Squier
Efficient, scalable architectures for latticegas computations
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Richard K Squier(
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3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besides the insight they provide into the optimal computational strategy, the methods of solution of the isoperimetric problems, such as the use of the Wulff Crystal, are of interest in their own right. An analytic study of the leastcost configuration for a multiplepipeline WSA machine is undertaken. The use of overlapsave method is described, and the efficiency of the WSA architecture using this method is derived. A numerical search is used to find the least cost machine configuration as the problem size is scaled. A slightly superlinear speedup is shown over a moderate range of problem sizes, and the leastcost machine parameters are described
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Besides the insight they provide into the optimal computational strategy, the methods of solution of the isoperimetric problems, such as the use of the Wulff Crystal, are of interest in their own right. An analytic study of the leastcost configuration for a multiplepipeline WSA machine is undertaken. The use of overlapsave method is described, and the efficiency of the WSA architecture using this method is derived. A numerical search is used to find the least cost machine configuration as the problem size is scaled. A slightly superlinear speedup is shown over a moderate range of problem sizes, and the leastcost machine parameters are described
Testing parallel simulators for twodimensional latticegas automata
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Richard K Squier(
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1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The test patterns detect all significant onebit errors. We include experimental results indicating that multiple bit errors are unlikely to escape detection."
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The test patterns detect all significant onebit errors. We include experimental results indicating that multiple bit errors are unlikely to escape detection."
Computease : an introduction to computers, networks and issues of the information age
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General parallel computation without CPUs : VLSI realization of a particle machine
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Richard K Squier(
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1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We describe an approach to parallel computation using particle propagation and collisons in a onedimensional cellular automaton using a particle model  a Particle Machine (PM). Such a machine has the parallelism, structural regularity, and local connectivity of systolic arrays, but is general and programmable. It contains no explicit multipliers, adders, or other fixed arithmetic operations; these are implemented using finegrain interactions of logical particles which are injected into the medium of the cellular automaton, and which represent both data and processors. We sketch a VLSI implementation of a PM, and estimate its speed and size. We next discuss the problem of determining whether a rule set for a PM is free of conflicts. In general, the question is undecidable, but enough side information is usually available in practice to answer the question in polynomial time. We then show how to implement division in time linear in the number of significant bits of the result, using an algorithm of Leighton. This complements similar previous results for fixedpoint addition/subtraction and multiplication. The precision of the arithmetic is arbitrary, being determined by the particle groups used as input."
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We describe an approach to parallel computation using particle propagation and collisons in a onedimensional cellular automaton using a particle model  a Particle Machine (PM). Such a machine has the parallelism, structural regularity, and local connectivity of systolic arrays, but is general and programmable. It contains no explicit multipliers, adders, or other fixed arithmetic operations; these are implemented using finegrain interactions of logical particles which are injected into the medium of the cellular automaton, and which represent both data and processors. We sketch a VLSI implementation of a PM, and estimate its speed and size. We next discuss the problem of determining whether a rule set for a PM is free of conflicts. In general, the question is undecidable, but enough side information is usually available in practice to answer the question in polynomial time. We then show how to implement division in time linear in the number of significant bits of the result, using an algorithm of Leighton. This complements similar previous results for fixedpoint addition/subtraction and multiplication. The precision of the arithmetic is arbitrary, being determined by the particle groups used as input."
Programmable parallel arithmetic in cellular automata using a particle model
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Richard K Squier(
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1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Abstract: "In this paper we show how to embed practical computation in onedimensional cellular automata using a model of computation based on collisions of moving particles. The cellular automata have small neighborhoods, and state spaces which are binary occupancy vectors. They can be fabricated in VLSI, and perhaps also in bulk media which support appropriate particle propagation and collisions. The model uses injected particles to represent both data and processors. Consequently, realizations are highly programmable, and do not have applicationspecific topology, in contrast with systolic arrays. We describe several practical calculations which can be carried out in a highly parallel way in a single cellular automaton, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, arbitrarily nested combinations of these operations, and finiteimpulseresponse digital filtering of a signal arriving in a continuous stream. These are all accomplished in time linear in the number of input bits, and with fixedpoint arithmetic of arbitrary precision, independent of the hardware."
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Abstract: "In this paper we show how to embed practical computation in onedimensional cellular automata using a model of computation based on collisions of moving particles. The cellular automata have small neighborhoods, and state spaces which are binary occupancy vectors. They can be fabricated in VLSI, and perhaps also in bulk media which support appropriate particle propagation and collisions. The model uses injected particles to represent both data and processors. Consequently, realizations are highly programmable, and do not have applicationspecific topology, in contrast with systolic arrays. We describe several practical calculations which can be carried out in a highly parallel way in a single cellular automaton, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, arbitrarily nested combinations of these operations, and finiteimpulseresponse digital filtering of a signal arriving in a continuous stream. These are all accomplished in time linear in the number of input bits, and with fixedpoint arithmetic of arbitrary precision, independent of the hardware."
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