A plug-in disk-Interface-process for the WSQL data access controller.

Kerridge, Jon and Kukla, Robert (1996) A plug-in disk-Interface-process for the WSQL data access controller. In: Proceeding WoTUG '96 Proceedings of the 19th world occam and transputer user group technical meeting on Parallel processing developments. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 75-88. ISBN 90-5199-261-0

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As part of the development of a disk based storage subsystem for a database machine, a disk interface process has been designed, exploiting parallel processing features of the transputer. In a step-by-step approach design-decisions are presented and justified, leading to an occam design, which is then transferred to an implementation in INMOS ANSI C. The paper discusses, how standard concepts in parallel processing (fair ALT, buffers) can be implemented using the inadequate language extensions of INMOS ANSI C. Plans for future developments of the disk interface process are outlined.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 90-5199-261-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: WSQL: data access controller; plug-in:disk interface; interconnection architectures; performance queueing theory;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3931
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 15:24
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011 08:51

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