Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

ThreadedComposite: A Mechanism for Building Concurrent and Parallel Ptolemy II Models

Edward A. Lee

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2008-151
December 7, 2008

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-151.pdf

This paper describes the usage patterns of the ThreadedComposite actor in Ptolemy II. This actor enables the execution of opaque actors (atomic actors or composite actors with directors) in a separate thread, thus providing multithreading for models of computation that are not already multthreaded. It can be used to execute an actor in the background, to execute multiple actors in parallel (e.g. on a multicore machine), and to execute actors that block on I/O operations without blocking other actors.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Lee:EECS-2008-151,
    Author = {Lee, Edward A.},
    Title = {ThreadedComposite: A Mechanism for Building Concurrent and Parallel Ptolemy II Models},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2008},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-151.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2008-151},
    Abstract = {This paper describes the usage patterns of the ThreadedComposite actor in Ptolemy II.  This actor enables the execution of opaque actors (atomic actors or composite actors with directors) in a separate thread, thus providing multithreading for models of computation that are not already multthreaded. It can be used to execute an actor in the background, to execute multiple actors in parallel (e.g. on a multicore machine), and to execute actors that block on I/O operations without blocking other actors.}
}

EndNote citation:

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