Date Added: Oct 2009
The key to writing high quality parallel software is to develop a robust software design. This applies to the overall architecture of the program, but also to the lower layers in the software system where the concurrency and how it is expressed in the final program is defined. Technology to more systematically describe such designs and reuse them between software projects is the fundamental problem facing software for terascale processors. This is far more important than programming models and their supporting environments, since with a good design in hand, most any programming system can be used to actually generate the program's source code.