Re: New proposal: Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform
Al Stone <ahs3@...
2005-03-06 00:01:44 GMT
On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 12:18 -0600, Kevin Cernekee wrote:
> >From http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/eclipse-ptp/index.html :
> "Designing and developing parallel programs (that is, multi-process, not
> just multi-threaded programs) is an inherently complex task. Developers
> must choose from the many parallel architectures and programming
> paradigms that are available, and face a plethora of tools that are
> required to execute, debug, and analyze parallel programs in these
> environments. Few, if any, of these tools provide any degree of
> integration, or indeed any commonality in their user interfaces at all.
> This further complicates the parallel developer's task, hampering
> software engineering practices, and ultimately reducing productivity.
> One consequence of this complexity is that best practice in parallel
> application development has not advanced to the same degree as more
> traditional programming methodologies. The result is that there is
> currently no open-source, industry-strength platform that provides a
> highly integrated environment specifically designed for parallel
> application development. In order to address this deficiency, the
> Eclipse Parallel Tools Platform Project (PTP) aims to extend the Eclipse
> framework to support a rich set of parallel programming languages and
> paradigms, and provide a core infrastructure for the integration of a
> wide variety of parallel tools."
Just an FYI: the paper presented at EclipseCon 2005 is at
It seemed to be work in the early stages of development, but
a good presentation, and a pretty interesting demo.