Parallel and Distributed Computing
deals with the development of programs
where multiple concurrent processes
cooperate in the fulfillment of a
common task. Distributed computing
deals with the development
of applications that execute on different computers interconnected by
. Distributed computing in local networks is also called
while in wide-area networks we nowadays
talk about grid computing
. In the World Wide Web, web
implement globally distributed applications.
At RISC-Linz, parallel and distributed computing has its root in the early
1980's with the development of the L-machine, an early parallel computer.
Since then numerous parallel and distributed software system, programming languages, and applications
have been developed, mostly for the purpose of symbolic computation.
RISC pursues various projects in this area.
Last modified: Wed May 3 11:44:30 CEST 2006