In computer architecture, a pipeline is associated with instruction-level parallelism in which multiple instructions can be processed simultaneously. As the computing landscape moves toward data-intensive tasks, there is a need for higher throughput of data processing. This is known as data-level parallelism (DLP).

The following lesson will explore data-level parallelism by:

  • Defining three DLP approaches
  • Connecting how DLP approaches influence each other
  • Exploring the hardware implementations of each application

While things like big data and advanced machine learning algorithms are still relatively new, data-level parallelism has been around for a while. Its evolution has been influenced by research as well as industrial, corporate and consumer needs. The data-parallelism landscape is currently changing and it is important to know how it began and where it is going. Have fun and enjoy the lesson!


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