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Scientific Programming - Volume 4 1995, Issue 2, Pages 59-85

Department of Computer Science, The Queen-s University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 INI, Northern Ireland, UK

Received 12 December 1993; Accepted 12 October 1994

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This article presents a survey of language features for distributed memory multiprocessor systems DMMs, in particular, systems that provide features for data partitioning and distribution. In these systems the programmer is freed from consideration of the low-level details of the target architecture in that there is no need to program explicit processes or specify interprocess communication. Programs are written according to the shared memory programming paradigm but the programmer is required to specify, by means of directives, additional syntax or interactive methods, how the data of the program are decomposed and distributed.

Author: P. Crooks and R. H. Perrott



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