Parallel structures for vector processing

  • J. P. Banatre
  • M. Banatre
Programming Languages Which Support Parallelism
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 111)


Statements for expressing parallel or independent computations in conventional languages are examined and a generalized parallel statement is proposed. A particular form of this statement is then presented which permits to take full advantage of possibilities for parallel computation inherent in applications such as vector processing. Some parallel programming language features are developed and examples are presented.

Keywords and Phrases

Parallel Processing Language Design Vector Processing Parallel Programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Banatre
    • 1
  • M. Banatre
    • 1
  1. 1.IRISA - INRIA Campus de BeaulieuRennes CedexFrance

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