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    Default A Generic AMP/IPC Framework For Linux

    Phoronix: A Generic AMP/IPC Framework For Linux

    Being proposed by Ohad Ben-Cohen for integration into the mainline Linux kernel is a generic AMP/IPC framework. This a-symmetric multi-processing (AMP) framework with inter-process communication (IPC) integration makes it possible to control remote processors and communicate messages with these remote processors. This work is the primary target of modern SoC devices...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTYwNw

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    What is the relation, if any, between this and MPI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    What is the relation, if any, between this and MPI?
    I would guess that MPI is too "heavy" for SoC devices, or otherwise unsuitable to be mixed into the kernel.

    Also, I think it's meant to be "the primary targets of this work are modern SoC devices", or something similar, rather than SoC devices targetting this work.

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    The article should have answered that question. I wonder too why anyone needs this since there's MPI. But I guess Michael is not familiar with the topic and just copy&pasted news here, so it's up to the reader to find out what this is all about.

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    Asymmetric is one word, you know...

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    Hopefully this will make it possible to have a process where the can be different coprocessors working together without help from the main processor.
    (For as far as that is desirable of course. )

    I really hope to see all kinds of advanced features with this framework.
    Go, go, go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyborg16 View Post
    Asymmetric is one word, you know...
    Yes, it might be in- popular to dis- join words in this- way.

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