Why Parallel Functional Programming Matters: Panel Statement

  • Kevin Hammond
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6652)


Parallel programming is returning to importance. Functional programming ideas offer a way to break through the barriers that restrict parallel programmers, dramatically simplifying how parallelism can be exploited. This paper explores some ideas of abstraction from functional programming, showing how functional programming offers opportunities to deal with real problems of parallelism.


Parallel Performance Parallel Programming Parallel Implementation Functional Programming Race Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Hammond
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  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of St. AndrewsUK

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