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Real-time systems with transputers
Zedan H.  Real-time systems with transputers,York, UK,Sep 18-20, 1990,1990.Type:Whole Proceedings
Date Reviewed: Apr 1 1992

The 13th Occam user group technical meeting revolved around the use of Occam and the transputer in real-time (distributed) systems. A few of the papers are not directly related to the real-time environment, however.

In lieu of listing each of the papers, I have chosen to give a general categorization of the topics covered by this collection:

  • Experimental operating systems--their design, associated problems, and solutions to some of the problems

  • Process migration, integrity, and fault tolerance

  • Performance and scheduling issues in distributed or real-time systems

  • Message passing and communication

  • Hardware issues--interfaces, process control, and network configurations

  • The Occam language and applications

  • Transputer applications

  • Underlying concepts associated with the above topics

Many of the papers span several of these topics. A few subtle issues may have been omitted from this list, but it summarizes most of the topics represented in this collection.

The prerequisites for understanding these papers vary, but a general understanding of hardware systems, real-time environments, performance issues, and related concepts is a must. The papers vary in length and complexity, with some papers requiring additional background in specific areas. In summary, this proceedings is a valuable collection of interesting and well-written papers. I would recommend it to researchers interested in the above areas, especially those working in the transputer and related environments.

Reviewer:  Charles Schroeder Review #: CR115691
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