Accession Number : ADA193463

Title :   The Force.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Jordan, Harry

PDF Url : ADA193463

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The Force is a parallel programming language and methodology based on the shared memory multiprocessor model of computation. It is an extension to Fortran which allows a user to write a parallel program which is independent of the number of processes executing it and in which the management of processes is suppressed. Multiple instruction streams are managed as a group by operations which synchronized them and allocate work. The system is implemented on several machines as a macro preprocessor which expands Force programs into Fortran code for the host system. Keywords: Parallel programming language, Shared memory, Multiprocessor, Macro Preprocessor.

Descriptors :   *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FORTRAN, INSTRUCTIONS, MACHINE CODING, MANAGEMENT, MEMORY DEVICES, MODELS, MULTIPROCESSORS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, TIME SHARING, USER NEEDS, WRITING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE