Extensions of the UNITY Methodology

Compositionality, Fairness and Probability in Parallelism

  • Editors
  • Josyula¬†Ramachandra¬†Rao

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 908)

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This monograph extends and generalizes the UNITY methodology, introduced in the late 1980s by K. Mani Chandy and Jayadev Misra as a formalism aiding in the specification and verification of parallel programs, in several directions.
This treatise further develops the ideas behind UNITY in order to explore and understand the potential and limitations of this approach: first UNITY is applied to formulate and tackle problems in parallelism such as compositionality; second, the logic and notation of UNITY is generalized in order to increase its range of applicability; finally, paradigms and abstractions useful for the design of probabilistic parallel algorithms are developed. Taken together the results presented reaffirm the promise of UNITY as a versatile medium for treating many problems of parallelism.


Algorithms Parallel Programming Probabilistic Parallel Algorithms Probabilistische Parallele Algorithmen Program Logics Program Verification Programmlogik UNITY Methodology UNITY-Methologie algorithm logic verification

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-59173-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49219-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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