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A survey of synchronization methods for parallel computers

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Dinning, A. ; Courant Inst. of Math. Sci., New York Univ., NY, USA

An examination is given of how traditional synchronization methods influence the design of MIMD (multiple-instruction multiple-data-stream) multiprocessors. She provides an overview of MIMD multiprocessing and goes on to discuss semaphore-based implementations (Ultracomputers, Cedar, and the Sequent Balance/21000), monitor-based implementations (the HM/sup 2/p) and implementations based on message-passing (HEP, the BBN Butterfly and the Transputer).<>

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Computer  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 7 )

Date of Publication:

July 1989

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