Accession Number : ADA190383

Title :   MultiScheme: A Parallel Processing System Based on MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Scheme.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Miller, James S

PDF Url : ADA190383

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : MultiScheme is a fully operational parallel-programming system based upon the Scheme dialect of Lisp. Like its Lisp ancestors, MultiScheme provides a conducive environment for prototyping and testing new linguistic structures and programming methodologies. MultiScheme supports a diverse community of users who have a wide range of interests in parallel programming. MultiScheme's flexible support for system-based experiments in parallel processing has enabled it to serve as a development vehicle for university and industrial research. At the same time, MultiScheme is sufficiently robust, and supports a sufficiently wide range of parallel-processing applications, that it has become the base for a commercial product, the Butterfly Lisp System produced by BBN Advanced Computers, Inc.

Descriptors :   *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, COMMUNITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, LINGUISTICS, MASSACHUSETTS, METHODOLOGY, RANGE(EXTREMES), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE