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Auto-Mobiles: Optimised Message-Passing

Authors: Brown, Neil C.C.


Some message-passing concurrent systems, such as occam 2, prohibit aliasing of data objects. Communicated data must thus be copied, which can be time-intensive for large data packets such as video frames. We introduce automatic mobility, a compiler optimisation that performs communications by reference and deduces when these communications can be performed without copying. We discuss bounds for speed-up and memory use, and benchmark the automatic mobility optimisation. We show that in the best case it can transform an operation from being linear with respect to packet size into constant-time.


Communicating Process Architectures 2009, Peter H. Welch, Herman Roebbers, Jan F. Broenink, Frederick R. M. Barnes, Carl G. Ritson, Adam T. Sampson, G. S. Stiles, Brian Vinter, 2009, pp 225 - 238 published by IOS Press, Amsterdam

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