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In today's electronic computers, simultaneous execution of operations is available at different levels. Fortran dialects currently exploit vector and parallel architectures with a tremendous increase in performance at the cost of downgrading portability. The proposals for the current revision of the standard Fortran may support, on vector architectures, the effective execution of portable programs, while no primitives are provided for multitasking. Features such as array sections, array-valued expressions and intrinsics and masked assignment are described and some examples discussed.

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Authors: MONDINI E, CISI, Milano (IT);POLLICINI A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Seminario "Programmazione Parallela", Bologna (IT), Oct. 23-24, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 35050 ORA
Record Number: 199010038 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: it
Available languages: it