Applicative parallelism on a shared-memory multiprocessor

@article{Oldehoeft1988ApplicativePO,
  title={Applicative parallelism on a shared-memory multiprocessor},
  author={R. R. Oldehoeft and David C. Cann},
  journal={IEEE Software},
  year={1988},
  volume={5},
  pages={62-70}
}
An applicative language, SISAL (streams and iteration in a single-assignment language), is used to examine how effective the applicative approach can be in programming parallel computers. SISAL is a research language for investigating issues in parallel processing, especially for numerical computing. A prototype implementation of SISAL is described, focusing on loops and streams and on microtasking software. Performance results are reported for Livermore kernel 1, the Sieve prime finder… CONTINUE READING

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