Languages for Parallel Processors

  • Anthony P. Reeves
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (POLS, volume 21)

Abstract

The effective programming of parallel computers is much more complex then the programming of conventional serial computers. There are two fundamental models of highly parallel computer architectures: single instruction stream-multiple data stream (SIMD) in which a single program control unit is used to control a set of slave processing elements and multiple instruction stream-multiple data stream (MIMD) in which a set of interconnected independent processors cooperate on a single task. The high level programming language constructs appropriate for each model are discussed.

Keywords

Paral iPSC Keystone 

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© Plenus Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony P. Reeves
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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