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Project Fortress: Run your whiteboard, in parallel, on the JVM

Posted by David Chase  on  Jan 23, 2009 2

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2008, David Chase discusses Fortress, a Fortran-based highly parallel programming language. Topics covered include the origins of Fortress, mathematical syntax, the challenges of running on the JVM, parsing, work stealing, transactions, continuations, problems with blocking, the type system, type mapping, multiple dispatch and profiling.

Fortress - programming for supercomputers

Posted by Guy Steele  on  Jan 16, 2008

Guy L. Steele heads the Sun Programming Language Research Group. He's held positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, Tartan Laboratories, and Thinking Machines Corporation and is the author or co-author of several books on languages (Common Lisp, C, High Performance Fortran, the Java Language Specification) as well as "The Hacker's Dictionary" (also known on the Internet as the "Jargon File").

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