The communication processor of TUMULT-64

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Smit, Gerard J.M. and Jansen, Pierre G. (1988) The communication processor of TUMULT-64. Microprocessing and Microprogramming, 24 (1-5). pp. 519-524. ISSN 0165-6074

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Abstract:Tumult (Twente University MULTi-processor system) is a modular extendible multi-processor system designed and implemented at the Twente University of Technology in co-operation with Oce Nederland B.V. and the Dr. Neher Laboratories (Dutch PTT). Characteristics of the hardware are: MIMD type, distributed memory, message passing, high performance, real-time and fault tolerant. A distributed real-time operating system has been realized, consisting of a multi-tasking kernel per node, inter process communication via typed messages and a distributed file system. In this paper first a brief description of the system is given, after that the architecture of the communication processor will be discussed. Reduction of the communication overhead due to message passing will be emphasized.

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Copyright:© 1988 Elsevier Science
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/70032
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0165-6074(88)90104-4
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