New parallel languages book (Domenico Talia)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 06:17:00 GMT

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From: (Domenico Talia)
Keywords: books, parallel
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 06:17:00 GMT

This is to announce the availability of a new book


  edited by David B. Skillicorn and Domenico Talia

  IEEE Computer Society Press

The book contains a set of high-quality papers describing various para-
digms which have been defined and implemented to support different mo-
dels of parallelism. They represent a balance of practical approaches
currently used by many practitioners (e.g., C*, Occam, PVM, HPF, Linda,
Sisal, ABCL/1) and research proposals which will be fruitful in the near
future (e.g., Orca, Concurrent Aggregates, PCN, Actors, Mentat, Concurrent
Constraint languages, CC++, P3L, BSP language).

This book presents and discusses programming languages for parallel
processing architectures. The aim of the book is to give an overview
of the most important parallel programming languages designed in the
last decade and to introduce issues and concepts related to the deve-
lopment of parallel software. The book covers both parallel languages
currently used to develop parallel applications in many areas from
numerical to symbolic computing, and new parallel programming languages
that will be used to program parallel computers in the next ten years.

The text first gives an overview of parallel programming paradigms and
discusses the major properties of several parallel programming languages.
Papers describing parallel programming languages are then collected into
six sections, classified according to the paradigm they use to express
parallelism: languages based on the shared-memory model (Section 2), lan-
guages based on the distributed-memory model (Section 3), parallel object-
oriented languages (Section 4), parallel functional programming languages
(Section 5), and concurrent logic languages (Section 6).
Finally, a collection of innovative approaches to parallel programming is
presented in Section 7. An introduction is provided for each section.
An extensive bibliography is also provided.

416 pages
Copyright 1994
Computer Society Catalog #6502-01

List Price: $45.00
Member Price: $34.00

ISBN #0-8186-6502-5

You may order the book by e-mail from Computer Society:


Domenico Talia

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