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Jade: a high-level, machine-independent language for parallel programming

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3 Author(s)
Rinard, M.C. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Stanford Univ., CA, USA ; Scales, D.J. ; Lam, M.S.

Jade, a high-level parallel programming language for managing coarse-grained parallelism, is discussed. Jade simplifies programming by providing sequential-execution and shared-address-space abstractions. It is also platform-independent; the same Jade program runs on uniprocessors, multiprocessors, and heterogeneous networks of machines. An example that illustrates how Jade programmers express irregular, dynamically determined concurrency and how the implementation exploits this source of concurrency is presented. A digital video imaging program that runs on a high-resolution video system and several other examples of Jade applications are described.<>

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Computer  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 6 )