Accession Number:

ADA061180

Title:

Concurrent Programming,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Concurrency of activities has long been recognized as an important feature in many computer systems. These systems allow concurrent operations for a number of reasons on which three are particularly common. First, by executing several jobs, simultaneously, multiprogramming and time-sharing systems can make fuller use of the computing resources. Second, real-time transaction systems, such as airline reservation and point-of-sale terminal systems, allow a number of users to access a single database concurrently and to obtain responses in real-time. Finally, high speed parallel computers, such as array processors dedicate a number of processors to the execution of a single program to speed up completion of a computation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE