| Parallel Computing
| Programming Languages & Systems
NESL is a parallel language developed at Carnegie Mellon.
It integrates various ideas from the theory community (parallel algorithms), the languages
community (functional languages) and the system's community (many of the implementation
techniques). The most important new ideas behind NESL are
The main emphasis in the design of NESL was to make parallel programming easy and
portable. Algorithms are typically significantly more concise in NESL than in most other
parallel programming languages.
- Nested data parallelism: this feature offers the benefits of data parallelism, concise
code that is easy to understand and debug, while being well suited for irregular
algorithms, such as algorithms on trees, graphs or sparse matrices (see the examples
above or in our library of algorithms).
- A language based performance model: this gives a formal way to calculated the work
and depth of a program. These measures can be related to running time on parallel
Current Version: 3.1
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Source Code Availability: Yes
Available Binary Packages:
- Debian Package: No
- RedHat RPM Package: No
- Other Packages: No
UNIX-like system, tested on SunOS, AIX, HP-UX, Ultrix, Mach and Unicos.
Lisp such as GNU, Allegro, CMU, C compiler (such as gcc, lex, yacc, and optionally X11 library, MPICH
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