Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Data flow Process Networks (DPNs) have been introduced as a convenient model of computation for distributed and asynchronous systems since each process node can work independently of the other nodes, i.e. without the need of a global coordination. Synchronous and cyclo-static data flow process networks even allow to derive at compile-time efficient static schedules that allow one to run these systems with an efficient use of available resources, e. g. in embedded systems. Single process nodes of DPNs are stream-based computing devices that transform input streams to uniquely defined corresponding output streams such that single values of the output streams are computed as soon as sufficient input values are available.