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Shared Memory Multiprocessors

  1. Li Zhang,
  2. Manish Parashar

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse368

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

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. .

Author Information

  1. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • cache coherence;
  • physically shared memory;
  • distributed shared memory;
  • scalable coherent interface;
  • single system image;
  • code coupling