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A Cell Transterpreter

Dimmich, Damian J. and Jacobsen, Christian L. and Jadud, Matthew C. (2006) A Cell Transterpreter. In: Welch, Peter H. and Kerridge, Jon M. and Barnes, Frederick R.M., eds. Communicating Process Architectures 2006. Concurrent Systems Engineering . IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 215-224. ISBN 978-1-58603-671-3. E-ISBN 978-1-60750-205-0. (KAR id:14411)


The Cell Broadband Engine is a hybrid processor which consists of a PowerPC core and eight vector co-processors on a single die. Its unique design poses a number of language design and implementation challenges. To begin exploring these challenges, we have ported the ttt to the Cell Broadband Engine. The ttt is a small, portable runtime for concurrent languages and can be used as a platform for experimenting with language concepts. This paper describes a preliminary attempt at porting the ttt runtime to the Cell Broadband Engine and explores ways to program it using a concurrent language.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Cell Processor, Transterpreter, occam-pi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:03 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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