Transformational derivation of (parallel) programs using skeletons

Boiten, Eerke and Geerling, A.M. and Partsch, H.A. (1993) Transformational derivation of (parallel) programs using skeletons. In: UNSPECIFIED. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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We describe a framework for the derivation of programs for arbitrary (in particular, parallel) architectures, motivated by a generalization of the derivation process for sequential algorithms. The central concept in this approach is that of a skeleton: on the one hand, a higher-order function for targeting transformational derivations at, on the other hand representing an elementary computation on the architecture aimed at. Skeletons thus form a basis for intermediate languages, that can be implemented once and for all, as a process separate from individual program developments. The available knowledge on the derivation of (higher-order) functional programs can be used for deriving parallel ones. In: H. Wijshoff, ed.: Computing Science in the Netherlands 1993, pp. 97-108. Copies on email request or (probably easiest) by clicking

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled keywords: transformational programming, parallelism, skeletons
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2009 17:02
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 08:35
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