Guilty! I said that some good few years ago - although as is the way
with such things I expect others have said it as well.|
I'll make a similar remark with regard to PRI PAR ...
It seems to me that we're discussing the wrong thing - PRI PAR is an instruction as to how something is to be implemented and is not the real issue.
I suggest that we should be asking how we capture requirement constraints of the form: "when 'this' happens, do 'that' within some time".
Given these constraints we should be able to build a tool to find a solution (or check that our proposed solution will work) ... if we want a hundred counters to respond in 1ns we'll probably need logic gates, a bit slower and lots of processors will do it, slower still and a single processor is OK. An implementation could allow sharing of hardware and if some things need quicker attention than others we may use priority/pre-emption/etc. to meet the constraints in a cost/power efficient way.
Dr Barry M Cook
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On 2012-10-04 17:51, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote: