New Book: iWarp: Anatomy of a System

Jud Wolfskill <>
23 Dec 1997 22:52:22 -0500

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From: Jud Wolfskill <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 23 Dec 1997 22:52:22 -0500
Organization: MIT Press
Keywords: books, architecture, parallel

The following is a book which readers of this list might find of interest.
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Anatomy of a System
Thomas Gross and David R. O9Hallaron

Although researchers have proposed many mechanisms and theories for
parallel systems, only a few have actually resulted in working computing
platforms. The iWarp is an experimental parallel system that was designed
and built jointly by Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Corporation. The
system is based on the idea of integrating a VLIW processor and a
sophisticated fine-grained communication system on a single chip. This
book describes the complete iWarp system, from instruction-level
parallelism to final parallel applications. The authors present a range of
issues that must be considered to get a real system into practice. They also
provide a start-to-finish history of the project, including what was done
right and what was done wrong, that will be of interest to anyone who
studies or builds computer systems.

December 1997
530 pp.
ISBN 0-262-07183-5
MIT Press * 5 Cambridge Center * Cambridge, MA 02142 *

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