Concurrency: The Next Generation

Dimmich, Damian J. and Jacobsen, Christian L. and Jadud, Matthew C. (2006) Concurrency: The Next Generation. In: Postgraduate Conference 2006, 19 June 2006, Canterbury, United Kingdom. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Concurrency is needed everywhere. In emerging platforms such as wireless sensor networks, where a large number of tiny physically separate computational devices must be able to act as a coherent unit. In the multi-core processors, which are being introduced in consumer devices in response to the ever growing demand for performance, due to the physical limitations of current processor architectures. In high-performance scientific computing, where concurrency already plays a large role, and in teaching, to ensure that future software engineers have the skills required to use these new technologies. The need for safe and robust concurrency in all these areas is fundamental. The Transterpreter is a small portable runtime for occam-pi, which runs on a wide range of devices, from small sensor nodes to high-performance clusters, diminishing the boundaries between small and large platforms. occam-pi provides a consistent set of rich, robust and mathematically backed concurrency primitives which scale well, not only with program complexity, but also with device size. As concurrent systems become commonplace, the need for languages supporting these notions of concurrency is growing rapidly.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: transterpreter, occam-pi, occam, robotics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 10:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14471 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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