A One Language Fits All Approach To Parallel Processing

Computers stuffed with dozens of microprocessors can outperform the fastest "super" from Cray Research Inc. That's because all those chips simultaneously pick away at pieces of the job. But to wring these speeds from a parallel computer, programs usually need to be rewritten to meticulously control the flow of data to and from each chip. That's a formidable task, so not many rewrites have been tried.

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