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  title = "{A}n {OCCAM}@ implementation of prolog and its preliminary performance",
  author= "Zhang, Kang",
  editor= "Askew, Charlie",
  pages = "23--36",
  booktitle= "{OUG}-9: {O}ccam and the {T}ransputer -- {R}esearch and {A}pplications",
  isbn= "90 5199 010 3",
  year= "1988",
  month= "sep",
  abstract= "The paper presents an execution model for Prolog, which
     attempts to exploit the parallelism mainly at the argument
     level through the unification operation. The model,
     consisting of a number of virtual machine instructions, has
     been implemented in Occam2 on a Transputer Development
     System (TDS). The performance of the pure software
     implementation has been evaluated in real-time. The speed,
     as assessed by running a few hand compiled benchmark
     programs on the TDS with a single transputer, ranges from
     7-18 KLIPS. The paper gives some details of the performance,
     and then proposes a dataflow-based functionally distributed
     configuration of the multitransputer system."

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