Andrews, Gregory R.
A new proposal for synchronization and communication in parallel programs is presented. The proposal, called synchronization resources, combines and extends aspects of procedures, coroutines, monitors, communicating sequential processes, and distributed processes. It provides a single notation for parallel programming with or without shared variables and is suited for either shared or distributed memory architectures. The essential new concepts are operations, input statements, multiple processes and resources. The proposal is illustrated by solving a variety of parallel programming problems. Key Words and Phrases: parallel programming, processes, synchronization, process communication, monitors, distributed processing, programming languages, operating systems, data bases. CR Categories: 4.20, 4.22, 4.32, 4.35
computer science; technical report
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