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The Durra Runtime Environment

  • July 1988
  • By Mario R. Barbacci, Dennis N. Doubleday, Charles B. Weinstock
  • This 1988 report describes the Durra Runtime Environment for Durra, a language designed to support PMS-level programming.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-88-TR-018
  • Abstract

    Durra is a language designed to support PMS-level programming. PMS stands for Processor-Memory-Switch, the name of the highest level in the hierarchy of digital systems. An application or PMS-level program is written in Durra as a set of task descriptions and type declarations that prescribes a way to manage the resources of a heterogeneous machine network. The application describes the tasks to be instantiated and executed as concurrent processes, the types of data to be exchanged by the processes, and the intermediate queues required to store the data as they move from producer to consumer processes.

    This report describes the Durra Runtime Environment. The environment consists of three active components: the application tasks, the Durra server, and the Durra scheduler. After compiling the type declarations, the component task descriptions, and the application description, the application can be executed by starting an instance of the server on each processor, starting an instance of the scheduler on one of the processors, and downloading the component task implementations (i.e., the programs) to the processors. The scheduler receives as an argument the name of the file containing the scheduler program generated by the compilation of the application description. This step initiates the execution of the application.

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SEI

Barbacci, Mario; Doubleday, Dennis; & Weinstock, Charles. The Durra Runtime Environment. CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677

IEEE

Barbacci. Mario, Doubleday. Dennis, and Weinstock. Charles, "The Durra Runtime Environment," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 , 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677

APA

Barbacci, Mario., Doubleday, Dennis., & Weinstock, Charles. (1988). The Durra Runtime Environment (CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 ). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677

CHI

Mario Barbacci, Dennis Doubleday, & Charles Weinstock. The Durra Runtime Environment (CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677

MLA

Barbacci, Mario., Doubleday, Dennis., & Weinstock, Charles. 1988. The Durra Runtime Environment (Technical Report CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677

BibTex

@techreport{BarbacciTheDurra1988,
title={The Durra Runtime Environment},
author={Mario Barbacci and Dennis Doubleday and Charles Weinstock},
year={1988},
number={CMU/SEI-88-TR-018 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10677} }