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Visual, Object-Oriented Development of Parallel Applications

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jim Webber, Professor Pete Lee



Parallelism is always going to be required to support the computational demands of some problem domains, and will continue to be exploited via 'traditional' parallel processing methods and languages. However, this paper argues that parallelism will also become a requirement for the non-specialist user, but that the traditional parallelism languages and techniques do not have the right support for the engineering of large-scale, parallel applications. The paper discusses this issue, and presents a visual, object-oriented parallel programming language, Vorlon, which addresses the management of both problem domain complexity and implementation complexity, to support the development of general-purpose parallel applications by programmers who are non-specialists in parallelism. © 2001 Academic Press.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Webber J, Lee PA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Visual Languages and Computing

Year: 2001

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 145-161

Print publication date: 01/04/2001

Date deposited: 03/09/2010

ISSN (print): 1045-926X

ISSN (electronic): 1095-8533

Publisher: Academic Press


DOI: 10.1006/jvlc.2000.0193


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