message buffer

message buffer

[′mes·ij ‚bəf·ər]
(computer science)
One of a number of sections of computer memory, which contains a message that can be transmitted between tasks in the computer system to request service and receive replies from tasks, and which is stored in a system buffer area, outside the address spaces of tasks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Buffered send operations MPI allows a program to specify a piece of user memory as a message buffer. In buffered send operation (MPI_Bsend()), if sending is posted earlier than receiving, the sender's message will be temporarily copied to the user-allocated buffer area before it is finally copied to the receiver's buffer.
When messages are received, they are inserted in the appropriate location in a message buffer.
The SRAM is added to provide enough storage for the FLEXstack software and message buffer. In an ideal solution, the capacity should be sufficient to accommodate four addresses and 16 messages of 200 characters per message.
Then, programmers who work with an Ethernet port need only deal with transmit and receive message buffers and an interrupt service routine (ISR).
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