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Parallel Computation with the force

A methodology, called the force, supports the construction of programs to be executed in parallel by a force of processes. The number of processes in the force is unspecified, but potentially very large. The force idea is embodied in a set of macros which produce multiprocessors of fairly different...

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Main Author: Jordan, Harry F.
Corporate Authors: Langley Research Center., Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering., University of Colorado, Boulder. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Format: Government Document Online Book
Language:English
Published: [Boulder], Colo. : Hampton, Va. : Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering ; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center : Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering, [1985]
Series:NASA contractor report ; NASA CR-177999.
ICASE report ; no. 85-45.
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Online Access:ONLINE VERSION
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Summary:A methodology, called the force, supports the construction of programs to be executed in parallel by a force of processes. The number of processes in the force is unspecified, but potentially very large. The force idea is embodied in a set of macros which produce multiprocessors of fairly different character. The method has simplified the writing of highly parallel programs within a limited class of parallel algorithms and is being extended to cover a broader class. This paper deals with the individual parallel constructs which comprise the force methodology. Of central concern are their semantics, implementation on different architectures and performance implications.
Item Description:Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 3, 2012).
"October 1985."
"NAS1-17070, AFSOR 85-1089."
Physical Description:11 p.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 11).
Access:APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE.