The Orca Parallel Programming Language

Henri E. Bal


Orca is a language for parallel programming on distributed systems, based on the shared data-object model. This model is a simple and portable form of object-based distributed shared memory.

The language has been implemented (still in experimental form) on the following platforms:

We expect to have an alpha-distribution of the system by the summer of 1994.

Orca is described in the book Programming Distributed Systems and in several published research papers. Some selected papers on Orca are available via FTP.

People involved in the Orca project