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In summary, the key to our work was (1) we took a more programmercentric view of the problem com

Summary: Summary
In summary, the key to our work was (1) we took a
more programmer­centric view of the problem com­
pared to the more prevalent hardware­centric view at
that time, and (2) our persistence in seeking the mini­
mal possible constraints for the hardware interface. This
resulted in our redefining the problem in programmer­
centric terms, enabling a better understanding of some
of the fundamental issues. It is perhaps worth noting
that when we began this work, the problem seemed
deceptively simple, and a highly respected senior col­
league actually warned us that we were getting into
what appeared to be a closed area!
We thank those acknowledged in the original paper
and Jim Goodman who we regrettably omitted. We
thank the sponsors of this research for the confidence
they showed in a new professor: Michael Foster and
Zeke Zalcstein of the National Science Foundation, Rae
McLellan of Bell Labs, Chuck Thacker then of DEC,


Source: Adve, Sarita - Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hill, Mark D. - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences