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Monographs in Computer Science

On a Method of Multiprogramming

Authors: Feijen, Wim, Gasteren, A.J.M. van

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Among all the interests in parallelism, there is an essential and fundamental one that has remained largely unexplored, namely the question of how to design parallel programs from their specification. And that is what this book is about. It proposes a method for the formal development of parallel programs - multiprograms as we have preferred to call them -, and it does so with a minimum of formal gear, viz. with the predicate calculus and with the meanwhile well-established theory of Owicki and Gries. The fact that one can get away with just this theory will probably not convey anything to the uninitiated, but it may all the more come as a surprise to those who were exposed earlier to correctness of multiprograms. Contrary to common belief, the Owicki/Gries theory can indeed be effectively put to work for the formal development of multiprograms, regardless of whether these algorithms are distributed or not. That is what we intend to exemplify with this book.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • On Our Computational Model

    Feijen, W. H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Our Program Notation and Its Semantics

    Feijen, W. H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 7-22

  • The Core of the Owicki/Gries Theory

    Feijen, W. H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-33

  • Two Disturbing Divergences

    Feijen, W. H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-39

  • Bridling the Complexity

    Feijen, W. H. J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On a Method of Multiprogramming
Authors
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3126-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3126-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98870-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3179-5
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 370
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