[rescue] MASPAR

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Jun 10 16:10:35 CDT 2003

> Right after I quit m,y mailer, the thought occurred to me, "I wonder how
> well OCCAM would work as a language for MASPAR machines?"  It was, after
> all, developed for the Inmos Transputer, which inherently supported
> parallel processing in hardware.

OCCAM deals with instruction parallelism, MASPAR is a Data parallel
machine. Not the best match.

Maspar had some fine extentions for C and Fortran to support data
parallelism using the "plural" variable concept. Also you could evaluate
parallel if statements using the "plural" variables.

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