The institute of precision mechanics and computer technology and the El'brus family of high-speed computers

Peter Wolcott, Mikhail N. Dorojevets

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Abstract

The Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer Technology was the dominant developer of high-speed systems in the Soviet Union from 1950 through the end of the cold war. One of its principal lines of development was the El'brus family of multiprocessors. The El'brus-1 and El'brus-2 show the strong influence of design ideas implemented in the Burroughs 700 family but exhibit a variety of innovative architectural features, particularly in the creation of a stack-based CPU capable of instruction-level parallelism and dynamic instruction scheduling. Both systems suffered from long and problematic development cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-14
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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