Architectural Enhancement to the Transputer Instruction Set for Parallel Processing
The performance of a uniprocessor, operating in a multitasking environment, can be enhanced if an on chip engine that moves data concurrently with other CPU operations is available. When a task requires movement of data, the data move engine is invoked and the next process waiting for CPU time can be started. In the multitasking environment of OCCAM, data movement is a common occurrence as tasks routinely communicate with each other. The lnmos transputers are uniprocessors that were designed to support the multitasking features of OCCAM. This paper suggests minor transputer modifications required to perform concurrent data movement. A linkmove instruction is proposed. It utilizes the availability of four autonomous I/O engines, or links, to move data internally. The modifications to the instruction set interpreter and the link architecture are included.
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Petrasko, Brian E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Gruis, Alan D., "Architectural Enhancement to the Transputer Instruction Set for Parallel Processing" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3994.