Towards a substrate framework of computation

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    Abstract

    A grand challenge in computing is to establish a substrate computational model that encompasses diverse forms of non-sequential computation. This paper demonstrates how a hypergraph rewriting framework nicely integrates various forms and ingredients of concurrent computation and how simple static analyses help the understanding and optimization of programs. Hypergraph rewriting treats processes and messages in a unified manner, and treats message sending and parameter passing as symmetric reaction between two entities. Specifically, we show how fine-grained strong reduction of the λ-calculus can be concisely encoded into hypergraph rewriting with a small set of primitive operations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)341-366
    Number of pages26
    JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume8665
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science

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