Henri Bal

Henri Bal

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henri Elle Bal is a professor of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is a well-known researcher in computer systems with a specialization in parallel computer systems, languages, and applications.Bal received his engineer's degree from the Delft University of Technology in mathematics cum laude in 1982. Shortly after graduating, he moved to the Vrije Universiteit where he began doing research on optimizing compilers in the Computer Systems group under the direction of Prof. Andrew Tanenbaum. This work was so promising that Tanenbaum encouraged Bal to become a PhD student in his group. Bal's PhD research led to the development of the Orca programming language, one of the first programming languages intended for large-scale cluster computers. Unlike most other parallel programming languages, Orca is based on the shared-data object model, which allows a group of computers to have the illusion that they share data objects in a common memory.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587025
  • 9786136587028