Contributions to Books:
"Fifty Shades of Synchrony";
in: "This Asynchronous Woirld",
A. Mokhov (ed.);
Newcastle upon Tyne,
This paper reflects on how, from the view of a VLSI designer, we coordinate activities in our daily lives. Example cases from transportation and recreational activities illustrate that both, synchronous and asynchronous approaches are in use, and there are good reasons for that. Interestingly, there is rarely a ``black or white" -- combined approaches can be found in many places.
It is the author's hope that this paper can serve two purposes, namely (a) to illustrate the differences in the fundamental principles of the two timing paradigms and their implications for a doctor's consultation, e.g., and (b) to inspire the reader to leverage the proven ``grey" approaches from everyday life for solving problems in the VLSI domain.
Asynchronous, wait for all, delay insensitive, bounded delay, completion detection
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