Preliminary Design of the APIARY for VLSI Support of Knowledge-Based Systems
This report describes research done at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the laboratory's artificial intelligence research is provided in part by the Office of Naval Research of the Department of Defense under Contract N00014-75-C-0522.
Knowledge-based applications will require vastly increased computational resources to achieve their goals. We are working on the development of a VLSI Message Passing Architecture to meet this need. As a first step we present the preliminary design of the APIARY system in this paper. The APIARY is currently in an early stage of implementation at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.