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Parallel Programming in Morpho

  • Snorri Agnarsson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7133)

Abstract

Morpho is a multi-paradigm programming language developed at the University of Iceland that supports parallel programming using both fibers (coroutines) and concurrently executing tasks (threads). Communication between both tasks and fibers is through channels. Morpho is open source and an alpha version is available. Morpho can be used to augment Java with massively scalable multitreading, with orders of magnitude more concurrent computations than is possible with regular Java threading. Morpho supports polymorphic modules using a unique method based on substitutions rather than parametrization.

Keywords

concurrency process-oriented programming functional programming fibers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Snorri Agnarsson
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  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesUniversity of IcelandIceland

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