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Solution: Adding 2 Nbit numbers with � ��� hardware, � ��� �� depth. The idea is
to calculate the carries by doing parallel preﬁx in the “kpg” monoid.
(b) systolic circuit
Solution: a circuit formed of Moore machines. All state and communication with
neighboring processors is clocked.
(c) load factor � of a set � of messages on a network �. Solution: � � max� all cuts of R � number of msgs crossing the cut capacity of the cut (d) Beneˇ network s...
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 Spring '07
 BradleyKuszmaul
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Input/output, Parallel Hardware

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