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A Software Environment for General Purpose MIMD Multiprocessors

Moona, Rajat and Rajaraman, V (1989) A Software Environment for General Purpose MIMD Multiprocessors. In: Fourth IEEE Region 10 International Conference,TENCON '89, 22-24 November, Bombay,India, pp. 98-101.


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In this paper, we describe a software environment for general purpose MIMD machines based on packet switched message passing paradigms. The environment provides system calls for communication between various processing elements in the machine and system calls to get the configuration of the system. It assumes the presence of a Host processor through which facilities are provided for forking remote processes on various processing elements.The Host processor has all peripherals of the system and acts as an I/O processor of the system. During normal course of execution, it forks processes, collects results from various processing elements, sequences them. and then produces output of the program.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7141

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