Miss Manners: A Specialized Silicon Compiler for Synchronizers

Balraj, Timothy S.; Foster, Michael J.

Miss Manners is a synchronizer generator that will produce the layout of a synchronizer given a high-level description. A synchronizer generator is a type of specialized silicon compiler. Synchronizer generators can greatly aid the design of systems that are structured as loosely-coupled networks of autonomous subsystems. Chips that are structured in this way have reduced communication requirements and greater tolerance for transient failures. We describe a language for specifying synchronization requirements and a compiler for translating the language into circuits that enforce the specifications.



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Academic Units
Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-185-85
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November 1, 2011