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Distributed computing with single read-single write variables

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Lenders, P.M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR, USA

Single-read-single-write (SRSW) variables are presented for synchronous and asynchronous communication between processes. The operational semantics of the instruction accessing these variables is quite simple: a SRSW variable can be written if it is free, and, once written, it becomes busy. A SRSW variable can be read when busy, and, once read, it becomes free. A process attempting to read a free SRSW variable or write a busy SRSW variable is put in a wait state until the state of the variable changes. The advantages of SRSW variables are multiple. The syntax of a regular sequential language can be used without any change, other than the introduction of a new SRSW data type. Parallel programs tend to be concise and easy to prove correct. The message passing paradigm can be very easily modeled with SRSW variables

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 1989

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