Microsoft’ Axum – A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing

Download : Microsoft Axum

A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing.

Version: 0.1.0
Date Published: 5/8/2009
Language: English
Download Size: 89 KB – 6.3 MB*

Installer: Axum is an incubation project from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform that aims to validate a safe and productive parallel programming model for the .NET framework. It’s a language that builds upon the architecture of the web and the principles of isolation, actors, and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity. Other advanced concepts we are exploring are data flow networks, asynchronous methods, and type annotations for taming side-effects.

Programmer’s Guide: Use this simple and easy to follow programmer’s guide to learn how to create safe, scalable, and responsive applications with the Axum language.

Language Specification: A detailed specification of the Axum language. 
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Though a curly-brace/C# like language this still looks kind of interesting. :p

Now I really need to get a quad core machine so I can really put something like this through its passes.

For additional information, check out the Axum team blog

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