The Cowichan Problems are a suite for assessing the usability of parallel programming systems. The suite was developed by Greg Wilson. Several students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit have implemented these applications in the Orca parallel language.
The original paper describing the Cowichan problems is:
A paper describing the lessons learned from implementing the Cowichan problems in Orca is
Orca implementation of Cowichan applications
Below are references to the reports written by the students and to their Orca source code
Cowichan II is another suite for evaluating parallel programming systems, based on a large number of small problems.