Frontiers of Data and Computing ›› 2021, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (5): 65-81.

doi: 10.11871/jfdc.issn.2096-742X.2021.05.005

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The Research Progress of Dataflow Computing: A Brief Survey

FAN Zhihua1,2(),LI Wenming1(),YE Xiaochun1(),FAN Dongrui1,2,*()   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Computer Architecture, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
    2. School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2021-09-30 Online:2021-10-20 Published:2021-11-24
  • Contact: FAN Dongrui;;;


[Objective]This paper gives a brief introduction to the origin, history, research background, and key technologies of dataflow computing. [Coverage] Based on a literature collection of related works from the 1960s to the year 2020, [Methods]various significant works and key technologies in terms of the history and the research progress on dataflow software/hardware are introduced. [Results] In this case, the trends and challenges are analyzed and concluded in the field of dataflow computing. [Conclusions] All in all, this paper is aimed to provide a reference for future dataflow computing research, and to bring some inspiration to researchers in this field.

Key words: dataflow execution model, dataflow software system, dataflow architecture