Optically intraconnected computer employing dynamically reconfigurable holographic optical element

  • US 5,115,497 A
  • Filed: 10/01/1987
  • Issued: 05/19/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a computer including a memory for holding a sequence of instructions to be executed, logic for accessing the instructions in sequence, logic for determining for each instruction a function to be performed and an effective address thereof, and logic for executing each instruction, the improvement wherein:

  • (a) the logic for executing instructions comprises;

    a plurality of individual elements on a common support substrate optimized to perform certain logical sequences employed in executing instructions; and

    (b) the computer comprises;

    element selection logic means connected to the logic determining the function to be performed for each instruction for determining a class of each function and for causing the instruction to be executed by those of said elements which perform those of said logical sequences affecting the instruction execution in an optimum manner.

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