Accession Number : ADA260196
Title : The Actor Model
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
Personal Author(s) : Hewitt, Carl
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The objective of the Actor Model project is to contribute to the science of large scale concurrent systems and the technology which is enabled by this science. This work is based on the Actor Model, a universal paradigm for concurrent computation in which primitive computational entities (actors) communicate by passing messages. The inherent concurrency, reconfigurability, and asynchronous nature of the actor paradigm make it ideally suited for modeling and constructing sophisticated large scale concurrent systems on general purpose concurrent computers. This actor paradigm can also be used as a foundation for study and implementing other diverse concurrency paradigms. The Actor Model project involves study of the Actor model, implementation of a prototype Actor language (Acore), and study of large scale experimental actor systems.
Descriptors : *COMPUTATIONS , *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *SYSTEMS APPROACH , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , MESSAGE PROCESSING , DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS) , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , PROTOTYPES
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE