This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop at which major Parallel Lisp activities in the US and Japan were explained. Work covered includes Multilisp and Mul-T at MIT, Qlisp at Stanford, Lucid and Parcel at Illinois, PaiLisp at Tohoku University, Multiprocessor Lisp on TOP-1 at IBM Tokyo Research, and concurrent programming in TAO. Most papers present languages and systems of Parallel Lisp and are in particular concerned with: - Language constructs of Parallel Lisp and their meanings from the standpoint of implementing Parallel Lisp systems; - Some important technical issues such as parallel garbage collection, dynamic task partitioning, futures and continuations in parallelism, automatic parallelization of Lisp programs, and the kernel concept of Parallel Lisp. Some performance results are reported that suggest practical applicability of Parallel Lisp systems in the near future. Several papers on concurrent object-oriented systems are also included.
New ideas in parallel lisp: Language design, implementation, and programming tools.- A parallel lisp language PaiLisp and its kernel specification.- Continuing into the future: On the interaction of futures and first-class continuations.- Speculative computation in multilisp.- Garbage collection in multischeme.- Qlisp: An Interim Report.- Low-cost process creation and dynamic partitioning in Qlisp.- Concurrent scheme.- The design of automatic parallelizers for symbolic and numeric programs.- A reflective object oriented concurrent language ABCL/R.- Optimistic and pessimistic synchronization in distributed computing.- Toward a new computing model for an open distributed environment.- Concurrent programming in TAO - Practice and experience.- A pseudo network approach to inter-processor communication on a shared-memory multi-processor MacELIS.- Mul-T: A high-performance parallel lisp.- Integrating parallel lisp with modern unix-based operating systems.- mUtilisp: a lisp dialect for parallel processing.- PM1 and PMLisp: An experimental machine and its lisp system for research on MIMD massively parallel computation.- Design of the shared memory system for multi-processor lisp machines and its implementation on the evlis machine.- TOP-1 multiprocessor workstation.
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 12th June 1990
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.53