STRUCTURED MESSAGE PASSING ON A SHARED-MEMORY MULTIPROCESSOR.

Thomas J. LeBlanc

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Abstract

A shared-memory multiprocessor can efficiently support many different programming paradigms. In particular, shared-memory multiprocessors need not be programmed using the shared-memory model. SMP is a structured message-passing software library developed for the BBN Butterfly Parallel Processor that provides an alternative to the shared-memory model of the BBN Uniform System package. SMP supports the construction of process families, a fixed set of asynchronous processes that communicate using messages according to a given interconnection pattern. A dynamic hierarchy of process families is possible. The author describes the SMP user interface, the Butterfly implementation, and his experiences in using a message-passing model to program a shared-memory multiprocessor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
PublisherIEEE
Pages188-194
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818608420
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

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LeBlanc, T. J. (1988). STRUCTURED MESSAGE PASSING ON A SHARED-MEMORY MULTIPROCESSOR. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (pp. 188-194). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science). IEEE.