Recent progress in VLSI provides massive parallelism but general purpose parallel computers remain elusive due to limited communications performance. This book proposes a new high level approach to programming that addresses the pragmatic issue of how a computation is distributed across a machine.The book''s approach is based on functional programming and has significant advantages over existing comparable approaches, extending the domain of functional programming to include computer
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