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Author Karne, Ramesh K.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Since the inception of von-Neumann architecture for computer design, there has been no new paradigms or revolutions in computer architectures. Computer applications have been increasing at an exponential rate, however, the basic computer architectures remained the same. The conventional computer architectures, which are based on primitive building blocks including arithmetic logic units, floating point processor units, logical shift units, and register file units created tremendous semantic-gap and inefficiencies in information system processing. It is about time to revisit the standard von-Neumann computation model and argue about its efficiencies, as we are entering into a new era of information processing where applications don't have any boundaries in computation, communication, and information storage.In this paper, we propose a revolutionary computer architecture which avoids the semantic-gap and inefficiencies, and is based on an object-oriented paradigm to provide the benefits of abstraction, inheritance, hierarchy, modularity, extensibility, and polymorphism. We will describe the fundamental building blocks for this architecture and propose a possible approach for implementing these new generation of computers which will not make software and hardware obsolete before coming to existence. We will present the design issues related to such architectures and research directions needed to study the feasibility of these architectures.
Description Affiliation: Computer and Information Sciences, Towson State Universtiy, Towson, Maryland (Karne, Ramesh K.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1981-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News (CARN)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 5
Page Count 12
Starting Page 8
Ending Page 19


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