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An Appreciation of the Subtleties of Shared Channels in occam3
  By exploiting virtual channels implemented on the INMOS T9000 transputer, occam3 offers the facility of sharing. This allows us to declare a channel as SHARED which then allows an arbitrary number of processes to communicate across this channel. By means of an occam2 implementation of this feature, we uncover the subtleties of the occam3 implementation, the manner of use, the necessary implementation decisions, and the role of virtual control blocks.

  • Date:

    31 December 1993

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Waithe, S., & Kerridge, J. (1993). An Appreciation of the Subtleties of Shared Channels in occam3. In Transputer and Occam Research: New Directions, 232-245



shared channels; occam3; implementation; virtual control blocks

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