Array processor support in GIPSY
The CSPI mini-MAP array processor is supported for use with a RATFOR preprocessor in the software environment defined by the Generalized Image Processing System (GIPSY). A set of interface routines presents the mini-MAP as a tightly-coupled slave processor with well-defined rules for control from the host computer. The slave is programmed by adapting host-based software, using a proscribed set of guidelines for conversion. A software protocol has been defined to allow mini-MAP data memory to be allocated dynamically. Several examples of modified GIPSY commands are examined.