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Streams on a co-processor

Authors

Peter Chubb

Softway Pty Ltd

Abstract

UNIX Streams provide an environment largely divorced from the rest of the UNIX kernel. A such it is possible to move Streams-based code onto a coprocessor.

Doing this has several advantages including: uniformity between coprocessor programming and kernel programming practice, which leads to decreased learning time for programmers, increased portability, and increased performance.

Stallion provides Streams on their intelligent I/O board. Their run-time executive makes it relatively easy to port kernel Streams code onto the coprocessor.

BibTeX Entry

  @inproceedings{Chubb_91,
    author           = {Peter Chubb},
    title            = {Streams on a Co-Processor},
    address          = {Sydney, Australia},
    year             = {1991},
    booktitle        = {{AUUG} Winter Conference},
    pages            = {67--76}
  }
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