%T On the serialisation of parallel programs
%A Peter H. Welch, G. R. Ribeiro Justo
%E Janet Edwards
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-14: Occam and the Transputer\-Current Developments
%X This paper argues that one of the key techniques for making
the most efective use of multi\-processor architectures is
the serialisation of parallel code! Parallel algorithms are
presented as having strong engineering merits that will form
the natural basis for systems design in the future.
Parallelisation of serial code is regarded as having only
short\-term value (for "dusty\-decks",
whose correctness cannot be verified) as well as being
mathematically intractable. Serialisation, on the other
hand, is much easier to automate and can be profitably
employed today. Several serialising transforms for occam
processes are presented and applied to various simulation
and image compression tasks.
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