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dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Bodhisattwaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEisenhauer, Greg Stephen
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Kaushik
dc.date.accessioned2005-06-17T18:04:35Z
dc.date.available2005-06-17T18:04:35Z
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/6780
dc.description.abstractRecently, lightweight thread libraries have become a common entity to support concurrent programming on shared memory multiprocessors. However, the disparity between primitives offered by operating systems creates a challenge for those who wish to create portable lightweight thread packages. What should be the interface between the machine-independent and machine-dependent parts of the thread library? We have implemented a portable lightweight thread library on top of Unix on a KSR-1 supercomputer, BBN Butterfly multiprocessor, SGI multiprocessor, Sequent multiprocessor and Sun 3/4 family of uniprocessors. This paper first compares the nature and performance of the OS primitives offered by these machines. We then present a procedure-level abstraction that is efficiently implementable on all the architectures and is a sufficient base upon which a user-level thread package can be built.en_US
dc.format.extent198274 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCC Technical Report; GIT-CC-93-53en_US
dc.subjectLightweight threads
dc.subjectThread libraries
dc.subjectConcurrent programming
dc.subjectShared memory multiprocessors
dc.subjectPrimitives
dc.subjectPortable lightweight thread packages
dc.subjectMachine-independent
dc.subjectMachine-dependent
dc.subjectOperating-system-defined primitives
dc.subjectAbstractions
dc.subjectUser-level thread packages
dc.titleA Machine Independent Interface for Lightweight Threadsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporteng_US


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