Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 347–362 | Cite as

Communication analysis and granularity assessment for a transputer-based system

  • Guo Qingping 
  • Y. Paker
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This paper exposes the concurrent characteristic in the communication between processors in a transputer based system, and proposes an approximate formula for assessing the granularity of distributing the parallel processes among processors. The really measured results for a pipeline sorting program running on the T-rack confirm these deduced results.


Parallel Process Data Block Communication Time Multiprocessor System Extra Overhead 
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© Science Press, Beijing China and Allerton Press Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo Qingping 
    • 1
  • Y. Paker
    • 2
  1. 1.Wuhan University of Water Transportation EngineeringWuhanChina
  2. 2.The Polytechnic of Central LondonLondonUK

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