Future Directions for Parallel C++

The EUROPA Working Group on Parallel C++ (ESPRIT 9502) hosted a workshop entitled ``Future Directions for Parallel C++'' held on 23-25th June 1997. This three-day workshop was held in the beautiful surroundings of Burnham Beeches, not far from Windsor in the UK.

The number of delegates was limited so participation was by invitation. This does not mean it was a closed workshop, just that participants need to be invited. The principal mechanism for obtaining an invitation was to submit a position paper on some aspect of Parallel C++. These papers constituted the starting point for the Workshop discussions: from those position papers submitted, a number were selected to be presented at the Workshop. All position papers were supplied to participants in the form of a set of pre-prints.

A number of people were specially invited and attended the workshop:

Together with these invited speakers, the submitted position papers were categorized so as to form the basis of three sessions:

  1. Applications and their requirements for language support.
  2. Current languages and their future.
  3. Standards and the future.

The aim of these sessions was to determine whether or not Parallel C++ could meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving and growing IT industry. The principle questions in debate were:

The result of this Workshop is a paper. There are two representations:

The Workshop was being chaired by: Professor Russel Winder (russel@dcs.kcl.ac.uk) and Dr Peter Dzwig (pdzwig@albourneventures.demon.co.uk).

The Workshop was being organized by Ms Natalie May (natalie@solidcom.demon.co.uk), Solid Communications.

The EUROPA Working Group was a working group funded by the ESPRIT HPCN research programme of the European Union.

Last Modified: 26th November 1997