Raising the Speed Limit

CSL found new ways to overcome old limits on computing. The focus was speed, efficiency, and reliability.

The Multiprocessor Landmark
CSL built the first multiprocessor using microprocessors - a single computer system using multiple CPUs.

Computer Pipelining
Research led to unified techniques for modeling, analyzing, designing, and controlling pipelined processors. Pipelining is an advanced technique in which a microprocessor begins executing a second instruction before the first has been completed.

Functional Testing
CSL pioneered work on functional-level test generators for RAMs and microprocessors - tools to test for manufacturing defects in integrated circuits.