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PM1 and PMLisp: An experimental machine and its lisp system for research on MIMD massively parallel computation

  • Taiichi Yuasa
  • Takafumi Kawana
Part II Parallel Lisp Systems and Architectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 441)

Abstract

The PMLisp system is a collection of Lisp drivers, which can communicate with each other via message passing. The whole PMLisp system is running on an experimental parallel machine PM1 which currently has only 24 processors but can be upgraded to become an MIMD massively parallel computer. The PMLisp system is intended to provide an interactive environment for quick prototyping of parallel algorithms and for building higher-level parallel mechanisms on the PM1. This paper overviews the PM1, and then explains the message passing mechanisms of the PMLisp system in a certain detail, along with some example programs and implementation discussions.

Keywords

Local Memory Garbage Collector Processor Element Path Message Common Lisp 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Taiichi Yuasa
    • 1
  • Takafumi Kawana
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer SciencesToyohashi University of TechnologyToyohashiJapan

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