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Memory Management in And/Or-Parallel Systems

Memory management in an And/Or-parallel system becomes considerably more involved. Taking as reference a typical system exploiting and/or-parallelism based on the layering approach (e.g. ACE, Andorra-I), an organization scheme is visualized in figure 14(i). As we can see, the logical address space need to be partitioned between the different teams and agents.

In systems like Andorra-I and SPBA the presence of layering and the organization of agents into teams do not have any direct impact on the memory representation. The scheduling area of each team will store sufficient information to identify the current configuration of each team--e.g., which agents belong to such team.


Tue Mar 19 14:37:09 MST 1996