A massively parallel computer.
The connection machine has been conceived by D. HILLIS and deeply differs from the common parallel computers, which are practically working as a bundle of multi-sequential machines.
HILLIS' machine is a network of numerous individual binary processors, whose interconnections are organized within a complex multidimensional net. (see "hypercube architecture").
J. BRIGGS and F.D. PEAT write: "According to connectionists… computer programs should not be sets of logical instructions aiming at producing predictable results; they should, on the contrary, be simply instructions aimed at varying the weigths of connections among processors, leading in this way the machine to construct nonlinear networks" (1991, p.174).
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