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Haskell for the cloud

Epstein J, Black A, Peyton-Jones S ...see all

Ipaper.Googlecode.Com, issue Section 8 (2011) pp. 1-12

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Abstract

We present Cloud Haskell, a domain-specific language for devel- oping programs for a distributed-memory computing environment. Implemented as a shallow embedding in Haskell, it provides a message-passing communication model, inspired by Erlang, with- out introducing incompatibility with Haskell’s established shared- memory concurrency. A key contribution is a method for serializ- ing function closures for transmission across the network. Cloud Haskell has been implemented; we present example code and some preliminary performance measurements.

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Authors

  • Jeff Epstein

  • Ap Black

  • S Peyton-Jones

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