The case for message passing on many-core chips

Rakesh Kumar, Timothy G. Mattson, Gilles Pokam, Rob Van Der Wijngaart

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The debate over shared memory vs. message passing programming models has raged for decades, with cogent arguments on both sides. In this paper, we revisit this debate for multicore chips and argue that message passing programming models are often more suitable than shared memory models for addressing the problems presented by the many-core era.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiprocessor System-on-Chip
Subtitle of host publicationHardware Design and Tool Integration
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781441964595
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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