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    An architecture and implementation of the actor model of concurrency

    Mannock, Keith and Aning, Kwabena (2017) An architecture and implementation of the actor model of concurrency. In: The 8th International Conference on Information, Intelligence Systems and Applications, 28 – 30 Aug 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus. (Unpublished)

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    In this paper we describe an architecture and implementation of the ACTOR model of concurrent computation which exploits the multi-core processors of modern day computer architectures. A novel aspect of our approach, and where it differs from many other implementations, is that it is hosted in an existing programming language as native constructs; we employ Swift which is rapidly rising in popularity but in its standard distribution lacks the facilities for true concurrent programming. We describe an extension to the language which enables access to concurrent features and provides an API for supporting such interactions. We consider the various architectural issues, competing approaches, and discuss early findings from our prototype implementation.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Keith Mannock
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 11:29
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:42


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