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%% This file is for producing a Doctoral Thesis proposal. It should be fairly
%% self-explanatory.
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\pagestyle{empty}
\markboth{{\sc thesis proposal}}{{\sc thesis proposal}}
\def\title{Parallel Processor Architecture}
\def\author{Peter Nuth}
\def\addrone{305 Memorial Drive, 606C}
\def\addrtwo{Cambridge, MA 02139}
\def\degree{Doctor of Philosophy}
%% Added \deptname for PhD proposals in other fields.
%% Krishna Sethuraman (1990)
\def\deptname{Electrical Engineering \\ and Computer Science}
\def\laboratory{Artificial Intelligence Laboratory}
\def\submissiondate{\today}
\def\completiondate{September 1990}
\def\supervisor{Professor William J. Dally}
\def\supertitleone{Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering}
\def\supertitletwo{and Computer Science}
\def\readerone{Professor Arvind}
\def\readeronetitleone{Professor of Electrical Engineering}
\def\readeronetitletwo{and Computer Science}
\def\readertwo{Professor Thomas Knight}
\def\readertwotitleone{Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering}
\def\readertwotitletwo{and Computer Science}
\def\readerthree{Professor William J. Dally}
\def\readerthreetitleone{Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering}
\def\readerthreetitletwo{and Computer Science}
\def\abstract{
The proposed research
is a study of processor architecture for
large scale parallel computer systems.
The thesis introduces mechanisms
for fast context switching,
synchronization between tasks,
and run-time binding of
variable names to processor memory.
Various design tradeoffs are evaluated
through simulation of a processor running a typical load.
This work contains
estimates of
the speed and complexity of the different
alternatives as implemented in VLSI.
}
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\begin{center}
{\Large \bf
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
\\ Department of \deptname \\}
\vspace{.25in}
{\Large \bf
Proposal for Thesis Research in Partial Fulfillment
\\ of the Requirements for the Degree of
\\ \degree \\}
\end{center}
\vspace{.5in}
\def\sig{{\small \sc (Signature of Author)}}
\begin{tabular}{rlc}
{\small \sc Title:} & \multicolumn{2}{l}{\title}
\\ {\small \sc Submitted by:}
& \author & \\
& \addrone & \\
& \addrtwo & \\ \cline{3-3}
& & \makebox[2in][c]{\sig}
\\ {\small \sc Date of Submission:} & \multicolumn{2}{l}{\submissiondate}
\\ {\small \sc Expected Date of Completion:} & \multicolumn{2}{l}{\completiondate}
\\ {\small \sc Laboratory:} & \multicolumn{2}{l}{\laboratory}
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.75in}
{\bf \sc Brief Statement of the Problem:}
\abstract
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\newpage %%% Supervision Agreement %%%
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\begin{flushright}
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
\\ Department of \deptname
\\ Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
\end{flushright}
\underline{\bf Doctoral Thesis Supervision Agreement}
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc To:} & Department Graduate Committee
\\ {\small \sc From:} & \supervisor
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
The program outlined in the proposal:
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc Title:} & \title
\\ {\small \sc Author:} & \author
\\ {\small \sc Date:} & \submissiondate
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
is adequate for a Doctoral thesis.
I believe that appropriate readers for this thesis would be:
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc Reader 1:} & \readerone
\\ {\small \sc Reader 2:} & \readertwo
%\\ {\small \sc Reader 3:} & \readerthree
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
Facilities and support for the research outlined in the proposal are available.
I am willing to supervise the thesis and evaluate the thesis report.
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{crc}
\hspace{2in} & {\sc Signed:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
& & {\small \sc \supertitleone} \\
& & {\small \sc \supertitletwo} \\
& & \\
& {\sc Date:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
\end{tabular}
\vspace{0in plus 1fill}
Comments: \\
\begin{tabular}{c}
\hspace{6.25in} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
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% \mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\end{tabular}
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\newpage %%% Reader I Agreement %%%
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\begin{flushright}
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
\\ Department of \deptname
\\ Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
\end{flushright}
\underline{\bf Doctoral Thesis Reader Agreement}
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc To:} & Department Graduate Committee
\\ {\small \sc From:} & \readerone
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
The program outlined in the proposal:
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc Title:} & \title
\\ {\small \sc Author:} & \author
\\ {\small \sc Date:} & \submissiondate
\\ {\small \sc Supervisor:} & \supervisor
\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readertwo
%\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readerthree
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
is adequate for a Doctoral thesis.
I am willing to aid in guiding the research
and in evaluating the thesis report as a reader.
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{crc}
\hspace{2in} & {\sc Signed:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
& & {\small \sc \readeronetitleone} \\
& & {\small \sc \readeronetitletwo} \\
& & \\
& {\sc Date:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
\end{tabular}
\vspace{0in plus 1fill}
Comments: \\
\begin{tabular}{c}
\hspace{6.25in} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\end{tabular}
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\newpage %%% Reader II Agreement %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{flushright}
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
\\ Department of \deptname
\\ Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
\end{flushright}
\underline{\bf Doctoral Thesis Reader Agreement}
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc To:} & Department Graduate Committee
\\ {\small \sc From:} & \readertwo
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
The program outlined in the proposal:
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc Title:} & \title
\\ {\small \sc Author:} & \author
\\ {\small \sc Date:} & \submissiondate
\\ {\small \sc Supervisor:} & \supervisor
\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readerone
%\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readerthree
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
is adequate for a Doctoral thesis.
I am willing to aid in guiding the research
and in evaluating the thesis report as a reader.
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{crc}
\hspace{2in} & {\sc Signed:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
& & {\small \sc \readertwotitleone} \\
& & {\small \sc \readertwotitletwo} \\
& & \\
& {\sc Date:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
\end{tabular}
\vspace{0in plus 1fill}
Comments: \\
\begin{tabular}{c}
\hspace{6.25in} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\end{tabular}
\newpage
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\newpage %%% Reader III Agreement %%%
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\begin{flushright}
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
\\ Department of \deptname
\\ Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
\end{flushright}
\underline{\bf Doctoral Thesis Reader Agreement}
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc To:} & Department Graduate Committee
\\ {\small \sc From:} & \readerthree
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
The program outlined in the proposal:
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
{\small \sc Title:} & \title
\\ {\small \sc Author:} & \author
\\ {\small \sc Date:} & \submissiondate
\\ {\small \sc Supervisor:} & \supervisor
\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readerone
\\ {\small \sc Other Reader:} & \readertwo
\end{tabular}
\vspace{.25in}
is adequate for a Doctoral thesis.
I am willing to aid in guiding the research
and in evaluating the thesis report as a reader.
\vspace{.25in}
\begin{tabular}{crc}
\hspace{2in} & {\sc Signed:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
& & {\small \sc \readerthreetitleone} \\
& & {\small \sc \readerthreetitletwo} \\
& & \\
& {\sc Date:} & \\ \cline{3-3}
\end{tabular}
\vspace{0in plus 1fill}
Comments: \\
\begin{tabular}{c}
\hspace{6.25in} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\mbox{} \\ \cline{1-1} \mbox{} \\
\end{tabular}
\newpage
\end{document}
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