Report Number: CSL-TR-90-428
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Sub-nanosecond arithmetic
Author: Flynn, Michael J.
Author: DeMicheli, Giovanni
Author: Dutton, Robert
Author: Wooley, Bruce
Author: Pease, R. Fabian
Date: May 1990
Abstract: The SNAP (Stanford Nanosecond Arithmetic Processor) project is targeted at realizing an arithmetic processor with performance approximately an order of magnitude faster than currently available technology. The realization of SNAP is predicated on an interdisciplinary approach and effort spanning research in algorithms, data representation, CAD, circuits and devices, and packaging. SNAP is visualized as an arithmetic coprocessor implemented on an active substrate containing several chips, each of which realize a particular arithmetic function.