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Summary

Through the simple examples in the report, we can see the programming language presented here has the flexibility of a SPMD program, and the convenience of HPF. The language encourages programmers to express parallel algorithms in a more explicit way. We suggest it will help programmers to solve real application problems more easily, compared with using communication packages such as MPI directly, and allow the compiler writer to implement the language compiler without the difficulties met in the HPF compilation.

The Java binding is only an introduction of the programming style. (A Fortran binding is being developed.) It can be used as a software tool for teaching parallel programming. As Java for scientific computation become more mature, it will be a practical programming language to solve real application problems in parallel and distribute environments.



Bryan Carpenter 2002-07-11