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  title = "{A}uto-{M}obiles: {O}ptimised {M}essage-{P}assing",
  author= "Brown, Neil C.C.",
  editor= "Welch, Peter H. and Roebbers, Herman and Broenink, Jan F. and Barnes, Frederick R. M. and Ritson, Carl G. and Sampson, Adam T. and Stiles, G. S. and Vinter, Brian",
  pages = "225--238",
  booktitle= "{C}ommunicating {P}rocess {A}rchitectures 2009",
  isbn= "978-1-60750-065-0",
  year= "2009",
  month= "nov",
  abstract= "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."

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