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Multiprocessor system architectures : A technical survey of multiprocessor multithreaded systems using SPARC, Multilevel bus architecture and Solaris (SunOS) / Ben Catanzaro.

By: Catanzaro, Ben JContributor(s): Sun MicrosystemsMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Englewood Cliffs, N.J : PTR Prentice Hall, 1994. ISBN: 0130891371Subject(s): Multiprocessors | Computer architecture | Sun computers | Software architecture | Cache coherency | Cache protocols | Behavioural simulatorDDC classification: 004/.35 LOC classification: QA76.5 | .C3864 1994
Partial contents:
1. Introduction to Multiprocessing -- 2. The SPARC Architecture -- 3. SPARC Implementations -- 4. SPARC System-level Resources -- 5. SPARC Multi-level Bus Architectures -- 6. MBus Multiprocessor System Design -- 7. SunOS Multithreading Architecture -- 8. Multithread Programming Facilities for Implementing Multithreaded Applications -- 9. Multiprocessor System Implementations -- 10. The Next Decade of Innovation -- A. MBus Interface Specification -- B. MBus Module Design Guide.
Summary: This comprehensive survey of the technology used to design high-performance multiprocessing systems is a valuable reference for design engineers and a hands-on design guide. Intended for hardware and software engineers, it clearly explains the architectural components driving the next generation of multiprocessing and multithreading architectures from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The first book to cover new technology in the area of packet-switched buses and multithreaded application environments integrated in the design of multiprocessor systems. It brings together in one volume a coherent description of the problems and solutions unique to the design and development of multiprocessor systems. The book reviews design considerations associated with multiprocessor systems and presents practical solutions; provides an indepth study on the Scalable Processor ARChitecture (SPARC); introduces and details multi-level bus architectures including MBus and XBus/XDBus; details components of the SunSoft SunOS two-level multithreaded architecture such as threads, lightweight processes, synchronization, scheduling, preemption and real-time facilities; introduces multithreaded programming with code examples; examines several multiprocessor system implementations by highlighting tightly coupled, shared-memory model architectures and multi-level bus implementations; and provides the latest MBus specification and MBus Design Guide needed for the design of MBus based systems.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction to Multiprocessing -- 2. The SPARC Architecture -- 3. SPARC Implementations -- 4. SPARC System-level Resources -- 5. SPARC Multi-level Bus Architectures -- 6. MBus Multiprocessor System Design -- 7. SunOS Multithreading Architecture -- 8. Multithread Programming Facilities for Implementing Multithreaded Applications -- 9. Multiprocessor System Implementations -- 10. The Next Decade of Innovation -- A. MBus Interface Specification -- B. MBus Module Design Guide.

This comprehensive survey of the technology used to design high-performance multiprocessing systems is a valuable reference for design engineers and a hands-on design guide. Intended for hardware and software engineers, it clearly explains the architectural components driving the next generation of multiprocessing and multithreading architectures from Sun Microsystems, Inc. The first book to cover new technology in the area of packet-switched buses and multithreaded application environments integrated in the design of multiprocessor systems. It brings together in one volume a coherent description of the problems and solutions unique to the design and development of multiprocessor systems. The book reviews design considerations associated with multiprocessor systems and presents practical solutions; provides an indepth study on the Scalable Processor ARChitecture (SPARC); introduces and details multi-level bus architectures including MBus and XBus/XDBus; details components of the SunSoft SunOS two-level multithreaded architecture such as threads, lightweight processes, synchronization, scheduling, preemption and real-time facilities; introduces multithreaded programming with code examples; examines several multiprocessor system implementations by highlighting tightly coupled, shared-memory model architectures and multi-level bus implementations; and provides the latest MBus specification and MBus Design Guide needed for the design of MBus based systems.

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