Element-Based Computational Model

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Executive Summary

A variation on the data-flow model is proposed to use for developing parallel architectures. While the model is a data driven model it has significant differences to the data-flow model. The proposed model has an evaluation cycle of processing elements (encapsulated data) that is similar to the instruction cycle of the von Neumann model. The elements contain the information required to process them. The model is inherently parallel. An emulation of the model has been implemented. This paper is to motivate support for taking the research further.

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