Scheduled System Maintenance:
On Monday, April 27th, IEEE Xplore will undergo scheduled maintenance from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (17:00 - 19:00 UTC). No interruption in service is anticipated.
By Topic

A parallel-programming process model

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

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.<>

Published in:

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