Book: iWarp: Anatomy of a System

Jud Wolfskill <>
11 Jan 1998 23:54:48 -0500

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From: Jud Wolfskill <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 11 Jan 1998 23:54:48 -0500
Organization: MIT Press
Keywords: books, architecture

The following is a book which readers of this list might find of
interest. For more information please visit

Anatomy of a System
Thomas Gross and David R. O9Hallaron

Although researchers have proposed many mechanisms and theories for
parallel systems, only a few have actually resulted in working
computing platforms. The iWarp is an experimental parallel system that
was designed and built jointly by Carnegie Mellon University and Intel
Corporation. The system is based on the idea of integrating a VLIW
processor and a sophisticated fine-grained communication system on a
single chip. This book describes the complete iWarp system, from
instruction-level parallelism to final parallel applications. The
authors present a range of issues that must be considered to get a
real system into practice. They also provide a start-to-finish history
of the project, including what was done right and what was done wrong,
that will be of interest to anyone who studies or builds computer

December 1997
530 pp.
ISBN 0-262-07183-5
MIT Press * 5 Cambridge Center * Cambridge, MA 02142 *

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