On the utility of threads for data parallel programming

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StatementThomas Fahringer, Matthew Haines, Piyush Mehrotra.
SeriesICASE report -- no. 95-35., NASA contractor report -- 198155., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-198155.
ContributionsHaines, Matthew., Mehrotra, Piyush., Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering.
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fork semantics in task parallel programming languages [4, 11, 1]. The utility of threads in these domains is in simplifying the complexities of asynchronous programming, and is well documented.

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