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  title = "{CDL} -- {A} distribution language for {HELIOS}",
  author= "Grimsdale, C. H. R.",
  editor= "Askew, Charlie",
  pages = "7--12",
  booktitle= "{OUG}-9: {O}ccam and the {T}ransputer -- {R}esearch and {A}pplications",
  isbn= "90 5199 010 3",
  year= "1988",
  month= "sep",
  abstract= "Helios is an Operating System designed to exploit highly
     distributed systems. The central goal of such a distributed
     system, is not only to provide increased fault tolerance,
     but also increased performance. This necessitates adequate
     support for parallelism at the application level. It is
     proposed that instead of extending an existing language, or
     producing a completely new language, parallelism can be
     defined at the distribution phase. A high level Component
     Distribution Language has been designed, which allows simple
     sequential components to be combined by simple parallel
     constructors to form more complex parallel structures. The
     implementation language is irrelevant thus providing
     consistent support for standard sequential languages in a
     distributed environment."

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