Software Support for Hetergeneous Machines
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
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This paper describes a new research effort carried out jointly between the Software Engineering Institute and the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The objective of the project is to investigate languages, methodologies, and tools for programming computer systems consisting of networks of hetrogeneous processors. Typical users of these notations and associated support software will be the developers of real-time, computation-intensive applications such as those contemplated under the Strategic Computing Initiative. In particular, this research is being conducted in the context of the Autonomous Land Vehicle application, running on the Heterogeneous Machine being developed in the Computer Science Department. This paper provides some background on the nature of the problem posed by these applications, the opportunities presented by the emergence of heterogeneous machines, and the goals of this project.
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