Chaining (vector processing)

In computing, chaining is a technique used in computer architecture in which scalar and vector registers generate interim results which can be used immediately, without additional memory references which reduce computational speed.[1]

The chaining technique was first used by Seymour Cray in the 80 MHz Cray 1 supercomputer in 1976.[2]


  1. ^ Readings in computer architecture by Mark Donald Hill, Norman Paul Jouppi, Gurindar Sohi 1999 ISBN 978-1-55860-539-8 page 41
  2. ^ Parallel computing for real-time signal processing and control by M. O. Tokhi, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain 2003 ISBN 978-1-85233-599-1 page 201