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Parallel Programming: Announcement

SequentialCaveman
As some of you know, I have been working on a book on parallel programming. My thought had been to complete it, then announce it. But I finally realized that it really never will be complete, at least not as long as people keep coming up with new parallel-programming ideas, which I most definitely hope will continue for a very long time.

So, here it is!

Comments

paulmck
Jan. 4th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Flow-Based Programming
Hello, Eris,

The closest thing to this approach currently in the book is pipelining, which is a trivial variant of flow-based programming. I don't have any immediate plans to go beyond this at the moment,

Were you interested in writing up a survey of the various flow-based programming efforts, with emphasis on open-source software?

Thanx, Paul
(Anonymous)
Jan. 10th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Flow-Based Programming
I also would like to see a section on Flow-Based Programming (FBP) in your book, or at least a link to my web site - http://www.jpaulmorrison.com/fbp . FBP started within IBM, and was used for the batch part of a major banking project in the '70s. IBM had a couple of FBP projects, but eventually dropped the last one around 1992. Since then, however, it has now spread world-wide, and IMHO a book on parallel programming is not really complete without a description of FBP. BTW the 2nd edition of my book on FBP came out in May of last year. Feel free to contact me if you need more info.
Regards, Paul Morrison