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Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Lecture computer crashed so re computer had to be rebooted. This was good because I caught the late bus so I ended up coming late to the lecture.

Custom instructions implemented in functional units in the custom CPU. Can be used for reactive systems. Interrupts is a fairly unstructured way of handling events because the processing is diverted from the main program.

Using Esterel as the inspiration for reactive processors. Temporal loops and await statements consume ticks. Basically creating an Esterel processor where threads are controlled by software. Reactive core manages concurrency and monitoring signals. No context switching
because of abortions.

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