Shared-memory Multiprocessors

R. N. Ibbett, N. P. Topham

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Architectures which incorporate a number of tightly-coupled processors often seem a natural choice for the computer designer in search of very high performance. For some applications SIMD vector or array processors are just not suitable, and a number of distinct instruction streams are required. However, multiprocessor architectures all face the fundamental problem of data sharing and process synchronisation, problems which can be illustrated by an analogy drawn from the experience of human organisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture of High Performance Computers Volume II
Subtitle of host publicationArray processors and multiprocessor systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4899-6701-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4899-6703-9
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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