Shared Memory Multiprocessors
Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
Zhang, L. and Parashar, M. 2007. Shared Memory Multiprocessors. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .
- Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
Shared memory multiprocessors are multiprocessor systems that logically implement a single global address space. The model for parallel programming based on such systems, the shared address space model, is straightforward and frees programmers from the tedious and sometimes complicated task of orchestrating all communication and snychronization through explicit message passing to access remote data. As a result, this class of multiprocessor systems has received much commercial as well as research interest.
- cache coherence;
- physically shared memory;
- distributed shared memory;
- scalable coherent interface;
- single system image;
- code coupling