Issue No. 03 - May/June (1989 vol. 6)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.28125
<p>A process model is presented for constructing and executing parallel programs on a shared-memory multiprocessor running under Unix. The model involves some simple extensions to the standard Unix process model, a set of language extensions, runtime library support, and additional operating-system support. The model is easy to use, and it supports several higher-level parallel programming constructs in several languages, including microtasking in C and Fortran and multitasking in Ada and C++. It frees programmers to concentrate on parallel algorithms instead of low-level implementation details, and it yields good performance.</p>
parallel-programming process model; shared-memory multiprocessor; Unix; runtime library support; operating-system support; microtasking; C; Fortran; Ada; parallel programming
D. Olien and B. Beck, "A Parallel-Programming Process Model," in IEEE Software, vol. 6, no. , pp. 63-72, 1989.