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Parallel Versions of Scheme
Date: 27 Jan 88 18:25:02 GMT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (FREDERICK C. FOWLER)
Can anyone tell me if there are any versions of scheme designed for
parallel processing? I've heard of something called Multi-Scheme, and
I think that I saw a reference to a parallel Scheme in Computer Language,
but that's all I've been able to find out.
Here's the reference (and the author) for MultiScheme:
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 87 16:13:06 EDT
From: James Miller <jmiller%brandeis.csnet@RELAY.CS.NET>
My dissertation, "MultiScheme: A Parallel Processing System Based on
MIT Scheme," is available from the MIT Lab for Computer Science
publications office (545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139), as
MIT/LCS/TR-402. It reports on an implementation of Scheme extended to
support the FUTURE construct and speculative computation. It has a
number of examples showing relationships to: embedding logic variables
in Scheme, McCarthy's AMB and fair merge, higher order streams
processing, data-flow parallelism, and so forth.
The current release of MIT CScheme contains a serial processor
implementation of the work reported in the thesis. BBN's Butterfly
Lisp product is based directly on the (truly parallel) implementation.