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A plug-in disk-Interface-process for the WSQL data access controller.
  As part of the development of a disk based storage subsystem for a database machine, a disk interface process has been designed, exploiting parallel processing features of the transputer. In a step-by-step approach design-decisions are presented and justified, leading to an occam design, which is then transferred to an implementation in INMOS ANSI C. The paper discusses, how standard concepts in parallel processing (fair ALT, buffers) can be implemented using the inadequate language extensions of INMOS ANSI C. Plans for future developments of the disk interface process are outlined.

  • Date:

    01 January 1996

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    IOS Press

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data


Kerridge, J., & Kukla, R. (1995). A plug-in disk-Interface-process for the WSQL data access controller. In B. C. O'Neill (Ed.), Proceeding WoTUG '96 Proceedings of the 19th world occam and transputer user group technical meeting on Parallel processing developments, 75-88



WSQL: data access controller; plug-in:disk interface; interconnection architectures; performance queueing theory;

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