Networking

A Protocol for Instruction Stream Processing

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Executive Summary

The behaviour produced by an instruction sequence under execution is a behaviour to be controlled by some execution environment: each step performed actuates the processing of an instruction by the execution environment and a reply returned at completion of the processing determines how the behaviour proceeds. In this paper, the authors are concerned with the case where the processing takes place remotely. They describe a protocol to deal with the case where the behaviour produced by an instruction sequence under execution leads to the generation of a stream of instructions to be processed and a remote execution unit handles the processing of that stream of instructions.

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