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A Study of a Simultaneous Multithreaded Processor Implementation

  • Dominik Madoń
  • Eduardo Sánchez
  • Stefan Monnier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1685)

Abstract

This paper describes an approach to the implementation and the operation of a Simultaneous Multithreaded processor. We propose an architecture which integrates a software mechanism to handle contexts, a rapid communication system, as well as a locking system to ensure mutual exclusion. We explain how the architecture manages the running threads as well as the software interface visible to the programmer. Finally, we provide a few indications on the efficiency of such an architecture.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Madoń
    • 1
  • Eduardo Sánchez
    • 1
  • Stefan Monnier
    • 2
  1. 1.Logic Systems LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of Technology of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Science Dept.Yale UniversityNew-HeavenUSA

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