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A parallel-programming process model

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2 Author(s)
Beck, B. ; Beck Sequent Comput. Syst., Beaverton, OR, USA ; Olien, D.

A process model is presented for constructing and executing parallel programs on a shared-memory multiprocessor running under Unix. The model involves some simple extensions to the standard Unix process model, a set of language extensions, runtime library support, and additional operating-system support. The model is easy to use, and it supports several higher-level parallel programming constructs in several languages, including microtasking in C and Fortran and multitasking in Ada and C++. It frees programmers to concentrate on parallel algorithms instead of low-level implementation details, and it yields good performance.<>

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May 1989

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