Proceedings. 1998 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (Cat. No.98EX192) (1998)
Oct. 12, 1998 to Oct. 18, 1998
Jack B. Dennis , MIT
We argue that a powerful and general programming model for parallel computation exists that honors the principles of modular software construction, but disallows the formation of heap cycles. We believe this cycle-free Frame and Heap model can be used as the basis for a new species of computer systems that satisfies all principles of modular software construction and offers performance and programmability beyond what is possible within the limitations of today's computer system technology.
heap storage management, functional programming languages, nondeterminate merge, stream processing
J. B. Dennis, "General Parallel Computation can be Performed with a Cycle-Free Heap," Proceedings. 1998 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (Cat. No.98EX192)(PACT), Paris, France, 1998, pp. 96.