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Experience with Multiple Processor Versions of Concurrent C
March 1989 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 335-344

Concurrent C, a superset of C providing parallel programming facilities, is considered. A uniprocessor version of Concurrent C was first implemented. After experience with this version, the Concurrent C implementation was extended to run on two types of multiple processor systems: a set of computers connected by a local area network (the distributed version) and a shared-memory multiprocessor (the multiprocessor version). Experience with implementing and using these versions of Concurrent C is described. Specifically, the language changes triggered by the multiple processor implementations, some sample programs, a comparison of the execution times on various systems, and the suitability of these multiple processor architectures are discussed.

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Index Terms:
multiple processor versions; Concurrent C; parallel programming; uniprocessor version; local area network; shared-memory multiprocessor; execution times; C language; local area networks; multiprocessing programs; multiprocessing systems; parallel programming.
Citation:
R.F. Cmelik, N.H. Gehani, W.D. Roome, "Experience with Multiple Processor Versions of Concurrent C," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 335-344, March 1989, doi:10.1109/32.21761
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