Accession Number:

ADA190383

Title:

MultiScheme: A Parallel Processing System Based on MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Scheme.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

247.0

Abstract:

MultiScheme is a fully operational parallel-programming system based upon the Scheme dialect of Lisp. Like its Lisp ancestors, MultiScheme provides a conducive environment for prototyping and testing new linguistic structures and programming methodologies. MultiScheme supports a diverse community of users who have a wide range of interests in parallel programming. MultiSchemes flexible support for system-based experiments in parallel processing has enabled it to serve as a development vehicle for university and industrial research. At the same time, MultiScheme is sufficiently robust, and supports a sufficiently wide range of parallel-processing applications, that it has become the base for a commercial product, the Butterfly Lisp System produced by BBN Advanced Computers, Inc.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE