WoTUG - The place for concurrent processes

Paper Details

  title = "{F}arming: {T}owards a rigorous definition and efficient transputer implementation",
  author= "Day, Warren",
  editor= "Allen, Alastair R.",
  pages = "49--62",
  booktitle= "{P}roceedings of {W}o{TUG}-15: {T}ransputer {S}ystems - ongoing {R}esearch",
  isbn= "90 5199 085 5",
  year= "1992",
  month= "mar",
  abstract= "The technique of the processor farm has become a very widely
     used for parallelising applications, often being mentioned
     without reference to any source.The goal of this work has
     been to put together a complete and rigorous understanding
     of what the technique can be used for and what is needed in
     order to arrive at an efficiently farmed application. This
     paper consists of these two parts.We have shown, via the
     UNITY theory of programming, that the basic structure of the
     processor farm may be used to parallelise a much wider
     domain of applications than has generally been
     considered.Second, we show by example, how to build
     efficient implementations for the first generation of INMOS
     Transputers. This work is new in that it is the first that
     has been able to test farming harnesses by taking an
     abstract view of the application.This paper has been written
     in a semi-\"instruction manual\"\" style.
     Also it should serve as an introduction to the subject."

If you have any comments on this database, including inaccuracies, requests to remove or add information, or suggestions for improvement, the WoTUG web team are happy to hear of them. We will do our best to resolve problems to everyone's satisfaction.

Copyright for the papers presented in this database normally resides with the authors; please contact them directly for more information. Addresses are normally presented in the full paper.

Pages © WoTUG, or the indicated author. All Rights Reserved.
Comments on these web pages should be addressed to: www at wotug.org

Valid HTML 4.01!