Active Messages: A Mechanism for Integrated Communication and Computation

@inproceedings{Eicken1992ActiveMA,
  title={Active Messages: A Mechanism for Integrated Communication and Computation},
  author={Thorsten von Eicken and David E. Culler and Seth Copen Goldstein and Klaus E. Schauser},
  booktitle={ISCA},
  year={1992}
}
The design challenge for large-scale multiprocessors is (1) to minimize communication overhead, (2) allow communication to overlap computation, and (3) coordinate the two without sacrificing processor cost/performance. We show that existing message passing multiprocessors have unnecessarily high communication costs. Research prototypes of message driven… CONTINUE READING

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