Index of /bunnie/www/aries/adam
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Parent Directory 20-May-2002 01:07 -
16node.net 04-May-2002 00:05 7k
adam.jar 05-May-2002 16:47 793k
adamB.jar 03-May-2002 20:31 790k
archdoc.pdf 09-Apr-2002 10:14 646k
code/ 29-Apr-2002 04:34 -
debug/ 30-Apr-2002 19:59 -
default.net 09-Apr-2002 10:06 7k
defaultException.asm 19-Feb-2002 19:10 1k
main.bib 09-May-2002 18:54 37k
makeBin.c 09-Apr-2002 21:28 1k
netlists/ 09-Apr-2002 10:06 -
old/ 09-Apr-2002 10:02 -
splash.gif 28-Feb-2002 00:05 41k
tests/ 09-Apr-2002 10:08 -
Aries Decentralized Abstract Machine (ADAM) system simulator, multi-node version.
adam.jar -- java classes for the simulator.
adamB.jar -- experimental simulator version, beware.
splash.gif -- must be in the same directory as adam.jar
defaultException.asm -- must also be in the same directory as adam.jar
default.net -- a starter netlist, you should create your own using the
ADAM netlist generator built into ASS, however
archdoc.pdf -- architecture documentation, DRAFT version. A handy
thing that explains what the heck this simulator is trying
to simulate (this doc is not my thesis, just a chapter of it--
a fuller explanation is in the thesis)
netlists/ -- netlists used for testing, for reference only
tests/ -- regression test suite (.asm files)
old/ -- single-node ADAM simulator
makeBin.c -- utility program to convert ASCII decimal text delimitted by
carriage returns into binary files compatible with the FILE
code/ -- "People" test code for ASS, supplemental (N-Body in particular)
to run the ADAM System Simulator (ASS), use this command line:
java -classpath adam.jar adam.Adam
You will probably need a java 1.3 compliant JVM.
ASS will run .asm code generated by the couatl compiler.
for the compiler, examples, test code and compiler run instructions...
Added command line mode support and various bug fixes.
To use command line mode support, do
java -classpath adam.jar adam.Adam -commandline -runto <runcycles> <thread1.asm> <thread2.asm> ...
Other options included are -quiet and -debug
Added NOT, SIC instructions. Fixed FLUSHQ instruction. FLUSHQ does
not work on mapped queues. Updated archdoc.pdf to reflect new
Added MOVECL label, qc and JMPL instructions.
Added multi-node simulation capability.
Added multi-threaded simulation feature.
Added done combiner tree for inter-thread synchronization.
Reliable delivery transport protocol with in-sequence connections added.
New GUI added with keyboard shortcuts and limited debug features.
New command line mode.
Ability to create netlists, only 4^N machine sizes supported (all generated
netlists are randomized)
Added remote memory capability references.
Added forwarding pointer resolution and temporal bidirectional pointers.
Added thread garbage collection (still need mem map GC)
Added EXCH instruction
Data migration mechanism
Thread migration mechanism
Added SPAWN, SPAWNC, ALLOCATE, ALLOCATEC with distance/hotness metrics
(backward compatibility maintained)
Added MIGRATE qa, qb instruction (not documented in archdoc.pdf; for
testing only). qa is the capability that is to be migrated; qb is
either a word or a capability that specifies the destination node.
If qb is a capability, the destination node is assumed to be the
nearest destination to the capability processor ID.
-needs FILE instruction
-subtle thread state with concurrent load/store bugs, solutions known
Added FILE instruction, format is FILE "filename.bin", qc
filename.bin must exist in the same directory as adam.jar. The
format of the data is 64-bit words, little endian, binary data.
makeBin.c is a C program that can convert a sequence of 32-bit
decimal values in ASCII text, with a value on each line followed
by a carriage return, into a properly formatted binary file for
the ADAM FILE instruction.
Memory locking is now done properly (hopefully). To make migrations
threadsafe, mem ops are now limited to one outstanding request
per memory location, any number of concurrent requests to different
locations. Beware deadlock based on load-dependant stores.
MSYNC instruction added. MSYNC stalls until all pending memory operations
Fixed bug in virtual memory routine (add vs. set bug) that was causing
problems in lines.asm.
Improved SPAWN/ALLOCATE remote random distribution algorithm, still yet
to prove if its tree selection is truly random.
Fixed BRL bug (link got PC, not PC + 1)
Fixed remote spawn bugs, hopefully. Quicksort with random load dispersal
works, at least.
Bug fixes to: scheduler, migration, pending memory operation requests,
Added a work-stealing engine, disabled in this build.
This build has high verbosity for debugging messages, especially on
ANCHOR instruction added. Prevents a thread from migrating, ever.
The pre-emptive scheduling feature can cause improperly written code to
The following code sequence does not work:
MML q7, q8
MMS q10, q11
MOVE @q13, q10
MOVE @q20, q10
MOVE @q13, q7
MOVE @q21, q7
MOVE q8, q11 *
MOVE @q13, q10
This is because the instruction with a * next to it must execute
for the store mapping to
Added RADIUS, qc; puts the network radius into qc. Radius is the
max number of up routes in the system.
Added load balancing. Work stealing and work pushing implmented.
Thresholds set to nominal effort for load balancing. Supress load
balancing with -nolb; recommended if you see any weirdness, as the
load balancing protocol is pretty complicated and has not been
Also added file logging for load balancing feature. This may require
the directory ../benchmark to be created; I will strip this
functionality out eventually, or add a command-line switch to turn
Also added FRANDOM and SQRT for doing N-Body simulations.
FSUBC fixed; used an FSUB template by accident in the type dispatch.
Also improved error reporting on type exceptions.
Fixed serious memory leak problem (thread GC wasn't freeing up code space)
Improved performance; PipeDelay.Vector.elements was a gating item;
now PipeDelay.LinkedList.Iterator is the gating item :P
Improved exception reporting to include arguments of the exceptioned
Seemed to have broken load balancing in subtle ways, suspect interaction
with aggressive GC.
Fixed copyCodeTo null pointer problem--did not set the immortal bit on
code that was loaded in manually. Also lead to a lot of cleaning up
of the code management and registry infrastructure.
Fixed serious memory forwarding pointer bug--was extracting capBase, not
capBeginning to determine forwarding pointer location in the handling
of nonlocal requests.
Memory migration infrastructure in place, but permanently disabled
beacues it is not tested.
Fixed floating point number corruption by network interface--missing an _
in a variable name.
Fixed memory migration aliasing pointer bug. memory.get() ops return
stuff that I assume never changes but actually does get mutated by
the runtime later during migration (nulling of local memory when
it is forwarded)
Fixed a strange, strange case for niSendHelper() call in PQF; if a queue
has data in it and it is mapped, it aggravates a case that apparently
was never caught in testing. ASSERT added to check if it happens again.
FILE instruction fixed to swap itself in as resident upon execution.
A gross hack was used to make this work. Beware. Probably not
a good idea to migrate a thread while it is executing a FILE instruction.
Fixed bug in PQF send request for resident lines that are mapped.
I was sending the mapped queue's destination VQN as the current queue's
"Dumbest bug. Ever." Fixed a bug which caused the PhyDriver() to accumulate
data infinitely, causing the network to look really deep/long latency.
But only under heavily loaded conditions.
Also broke some false dependancies in the transport interface; all generic
route destinations used the same "destAddr" tag, which caused them all
to use the same connection ID, and also caused them to be delivered in
order. Different generic destinations were assigned to distinct
functionalities; it is not okay, however, to generate random destination
tags as the out connection table quickly overflows in that case.
Added EXTCID, EXTVQN instructions. Use like this:
MOVECC 0, q0 ; test extcid/extvqn
SPAWNC q0, begin, q1
MAPQC q0, q0, q1
MOVECL 0, q4
EXTCID @q4, q2
EXTVQN q4, q2
Also some tweaks to the migration algorithm, but they are all disabled
anyways in this release.
Tweaked EXTCID, EXTVQN instructions to use a different semantic. Like this:
MOVECC 0, q0 ; test extcid/extvqn
SPAWNC q0, begin, q1
MAPQC q0, q0, q1
EXTCID q0, q2
EXTVQN q0, q2
In other words, the first argument is interpreted as a constant value,
and not a queue to take values from.
FILE values are now marked as mutable, as read-only caching is broken.
A stop-gap fix. This should be fixed later...