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Actors A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems

ISBN-10: 026251141X

ISBN-13: 9780262511414

Edition: 1986

Authors: Gul Agha

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The transition from sequential to parallel computation is an area of critical concern in today's computer technology, particularly in architecture, programming languages, systems, and artificial intelligence. This book addresses central issues in concurrency, and by producing both a syntactic definition and a denotational model of Hewitt's actor paradigm -- a model of computation specifically aimed at constructing and analyzing distributed large-scale parallel systems -- it substantially advances the understanding of parallel computation. Contents:Introduction. General Design Decisions. Computation in ACTOR Systems. A More Expressive Language. A Model for ACTOR Systems. Concurrency Issues. Abstraction and Compositionality. Conclusions.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/17/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Gul Agha is Director of the Open Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

List of Figures
Series Foreword
Preface
Introduction
General Design Decisions
Computation In Actor Systems
A More Expressive Language
A Model For Actor Systems
Concurrency Issues
Abstraction And Compositionality
Conclusions
Asynchronous Communication Trees
A Glossary Of Actor Terms
References
Index