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The Firefly shared-memory multiprocessor workstation system consists of from one to nine VLSI VAX processors, each with a floating-point accelerator and a cache. The caches are coherent, so that all processors see a consistent view of main memory. The Firefly runs a software system (Topaz) that emulates the Ultrix system call interface, and in addition provides support for multiprocessing throu
threads; Firefly shared-memory multiprocessor workstation; VLSI VAX processors; floating-point accelerator; cache; Topaz; Ultrix system call interface; multiprocessing; multiple threads of control; single address space; remote procedure call; buffer storage; multiprocessing systems; performance evaluation; workstations.
L.C. Stewart, C.P. Thacker, E.H. Satterthwaite, Jr., "Firefly: A Multiprocessor Workstation", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. , pp. 909-920, August 1988, doi:10.1109/12.2243
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