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Saxpy MATRIX 1
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The company is no longer in business.
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Reconfigurable systolic architecture
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{\bf Architecture:}
Five basic components:
(1) system control unit (DEC Micro VAX II),
(2) matrix processing unit (Systolic processor) with 2 to 8 Mbytes of local memory,
(3) mass storage system, an I/O interface system for access to high-speed data storage peripherals,
(4) system memory (64 to 2048 Mbytes SECDED), and
(5) Saxpy Interconnect - a control and data bus (320 Mbytes/sec transfer rate).
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{\bf Configuration:}
Possible configurations for the Matrix Processor are shown in the table
below.
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Model name & Mflops & No. of cabinets & Matrix Processor zones \\
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MATRIX 1/250 & 250 & 3 & 8 \\
MATRIX 1/500 & 500 & 3 & 16\\
MATRIX 1/750 & 750 & 4 & 24\\
MATRIX 1/1000 &1000 & 4 & 32\\
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Size: 95.2" wide x 78.2" high x 40.4" deep\\
Weight: 3500 lb.\\
Power: 15 KW at 220 VAC (60 Hz).\\
Air cooled\\
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{\bf Software:}
VAX/VMS Operating system.
MATRIX 1 Fortran is Fortran-77 with some 8x extensions.
There are several Saxpy-supplied libraries.
The Standard Subroutine Library provides basic system and data
manipulation functions in addition to some simple BLAS level
calculation subroutines; there are also some simple synchronization
subroutines.
The Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library includes
high-level matrix arithmetic subroutines (utilizing block algorithms
for efficiency on the matrix processing unit), fast Fourier transform
routines, convolution and correlation subroutines, and further utility
subroutines.
The Signal-Processing Subroutine Library includes spectral analysis,
digital filtering, beam forming, and direction-finding subroutines.
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{\bf Languages:}
HiMAT language
in C-based and Fortran 77-based version.
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{\bf Applications:}
Major application areas include signal and seismic processing,
image processing, and numerical analysis.
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{\bf Status:}
Machines are priced from \$695,000 to \$1.9M. A fully
configured system including a MATRIX 1/1000 would cost around \$3M.
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Beta units installed in April 1987.
Customers include Martin Marietta Baltimore Aerospace.
First production delivery made in March 1988.
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{\bf Contact:}
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Saxpy Computer Corporation\\
255 San Geronimo Way\\
Sunnyvale, CA 94086\\
408-732-6700\\
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President and CEO: Tony Yates\\
VP, Marketing: Joseph E. Straub\\
VP, Chief Scientist: Dr. Robert Schreiber\\
Director, Advanced Technology Group: Dr. Ben Friedlander\\
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