Multiprocessing: an extension of distributed, real-time computing

  title={Multiprocessing: an extension of distributed, real-time computing},
  author={Jerry Fiddler and David N. Wilner and Harvey Wong},
  journal={Digest of Papers Compcon Spring '90. Thirty-Fifth IEEE Computer Society International Conference on Intellectual Leverage},
The treatment of multiprocessing in VxWorks is described. In multiprocessing, two or more CPUs are connected to communicate, share data, and cooperate on an application. VxWorks treats multiprocessing as an extension or special case of distributed control. VxWorks allows loosely coupled communications in a multiprocessing system, as well as tightly coupled communications. The different communications strategies can be examined on two levels-the low-level hardware connection and the high-level… CONTINUE READING

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