Synthesis of concurrent systems for an atomic read/atomic write model of computation

Paul C. Attie, Allen E. Emerson

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Abstract

Methods for mechanically synthesizing concurrent programs from temporal logic specifications have been proposed (cf. [EC82, MW84, PR89, PR89b, AM94]). An important advantage of these synthesis methods is that they obviate the need to manually construct a program and compose a proof of its correctness. A serious drawback of these methods in practice, however, is that they produce concurrent programs for models of computation that are often unrealistic, involving highly centralized system architecture (cf. [MW84]) or processes with global information about the system state (cf. [EC82]). Even simple synchronization protocols based on atomic read / atomic write primitives such as Peterson's solution to the mutual exclusion problem have remained outside the scope of practical mechanical synthesis methods. In this paper, we show how to mechanically synthesize in more realistic computational models solutions to synchronization problems. We illustrate the method by synthesizing Peterson's solution to the mutual exclusion problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages111-120
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 15th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: May 23 1996May 26 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 15th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period5/23/965/26/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Attie, P. C., & Emerson, A. E. (1996). Synthesis of concurrent systems for an atomic read/atomic write model of computation. 111-120. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 15th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, Philadelphia, PA, USA, . https://doi.org/10.1145/248052.248070