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Pipelined OR-Parallelism Architecture for Parallel Execution of Prolog.

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This paper describes a parallel architecture to implement PROLOG. The architecture considered here takes advantage of the OR-parallelism inherent in the language. In usual OR-parallelism architecture, multiprocessors are used to work on a relation of the database at the same time. In the pipeline OR-parallelism, a relation of the database is processed by only one of the multiprocessors at one time. As soon as a solution is found, the resolution goes forward and works on the goal down the goal tree. A hardware model is derived based on the concept and simulation studies were carried out for different numbers of processor configurations. It has been found that from the results of the simulation optimum processor configurations can be derived to meet the cost performance requirements.

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