Practical PRAM Programming
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JÖRG KELLER, PhD, is an associate professor of computer engineering at Universität Hagen, Germany, investigating the use of commercial microprocessors in PRAM emulations. CHRISTOPH W. KEßLER, PhD, is an assistant professor in the computer science department at the University of Trier, Germany. His primary research is on the design and implementation of parallel programming languages. JESPER LARSSON TRÄFF, PhD, is a research staff member with NEC Europe Ltd. He has worked extensively on the PAD library for the SB-PRAM while at the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany.





The PRAM Model of Parallel Computation.

PRAM Emulation.

An Emulation of a PRAM in Hardware.


Implementation of Fork.

Parallel Algorithmic Paradigms and Programming Techniques.

A Library of Basic PRAM Algorithms.

An Example Application.

Appendix A: Notation for Asymptotic Growth of Functions.

Appendix B: Online Software and Documentation.

Appendix C: Installation Guide.

Appendix D: Fork at a Glance.

Appendix E: Technical Remarks on the Fork Compiler.

Appendix F: A Summary of the PAD Library.




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