Concurrency and Communication: Lessons from the SHIM Project
Describing parallel hardware and software is difficult, especially in an embedded setting. Five years ago, we started the shim project to address this challenge by developing a programming language for hardware/software systems. The resulting language describes asynchronously running processes that has the useful property of scheduling-independence: the i/o of a shim program is not affected by any scheduling choices. This paper presents a history of the shim project with a focus on the key things we have learned along the way.
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- Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems: 7th IFIP WG 10.2 International Workshop, SEUS 2009 Newport Beach, CA, USA, November 16-18, 2009: Proceedings