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Language portability across shared memory multiprocessors

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5 Author(s)
Alaghband, Gita ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Colorado Univ., Denver, CO, USA ; Benten, M.S. ; Jakob, R. ; Jordan, H.F.
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Explains why the Force parallel programming language has been easily portable between eight different shared memory multiprocessors. The authors show how a two-layer macro processor allows them to hide machine dependencies and to build machine-independent high-level language constructs. The importance of packaging low-level synchronization operations is demonstrated by a proof of mutual exclusion for asynchronous variable operations. The Force constructs enable one to write portable parallel programs largely independent of the number of processes executing them

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 9 )