%T Farming: Towards a rigorous definition and efficient transputer implementation
%A Warren Day
%E Alastair R. Allen
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-15: Transputer Systems \- ongoing Research
%X 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
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