Auto-Mobiles: Optimised Message-Passing

Brown, Neil C.C. (2009) Auto-Mobiles: Optimised Message-Passing. In: Welch, Peter H. and Roebbers, Herman W. and Broenink, Jan F. and Barnes, Frederick R.M. and Ritson, Carl G. and Sampson, Adam T. and Stiles, Gardiner S. and Vinter, Brian, eds. Communicating Process Architectures 2009. Concurrent Systems Engineering . IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 182-196. ISBN 978-1-60750-065-0. E-ISBN 978-1-60750-513-6. (doi:10.3233/978-1-60750-065-0-225)


Some message-passing concurrent systems, such as occam 2, prohibit aliasing of data objects. Communicated data must thus be copied, which can be time-intensive for large data packets such as video frames. We introduce automatic mobility, a compiler optimisation that performs communications by reference and deduces when these communications can be performed without copying. We discuss bounds for speed-up and memory use, and benchmark the automatic mobility optimisation. We show that in the best case it can transform an operation from being linear with respect to packet size into constant-time.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.3233/978-1-60750-065-0-225
Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Neil Brown
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:08 UTC
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