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Is Parallel Processing a Temporal Use?.

Fuss, H.

In: Murray-Smith, D.; et al.: ESC 89. Proceedings of the 3rd European Simulation Congress, 1989, Edinburgh, UK, pages 35-40. Ghent, Belgium: SCS Eur., 1989.

Abstract: The notion of `parallel processing' is extended from the computational environment to the generalized cases of `independent processes during the same course of time' and `concurrent processes'. It is shown why parallel processing is a problem of space and time. To find better solutions, different conceptual model spaces are discussed and compared: state space (automata theory), event-space/time space (Minkovski), and state/event space (Petri).

Keywords: parallel processing; independent processes; Minkovski.

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