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Issue No.08 - August (1994 vol.27)
pp: 13-26
<p>Effectively using shared-memory multiprocessors requires substantial programming effort. We present the programming language COOL (Concurrent Object-Oriented Language), which was designed to exploit coarse-grained parallelism at the task level in shared-memory multiprocessors. COOL's primary design goals are efficiency and expressiveness. By efficiency we mean that the language constructs should be efficient to implement and a program should not have to pay for features it does not use. By expressiveness, we imply that the program should flexibly support different concurrency patterns, thereby allowing various decompositions of a problem. COOL emphasizes the integration of concurrency and synchronization with data abstraction to ease the task of creating modular and efficient parallel programs. It is an extension of C++, which was chosen because it supports abstract data type definitions and is widely used.</p>
Rohit Chandra, Anoop Gupta, John L. Hennessy, "COOL: An Object-Based Language for Parallel Programming", Computer, vol.27, no. 8, pp. 13-26, August 1994, doi:10.1109/2.303616
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