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How to Solve the Parallel Programming Crisis (PDF, 1068 Kb)
Abstract: This e-book defends the hypothesis that the two major crises that afflict the computer industry (unreliability and low productivity) are due to our having adopted the Turing Machine as the de facto computing model in the last century. The thread concept (algorithm) is fundamentally flawed and the use of multithreading in multicore processors exacerbates the productivity and reliability problems by at least an order of magnitude. The only way to solve the crisis is to switch to a non-threaded, non-algorithmic, synchronous (deterministic), reactive and implicitly parallel model.
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Rebel Cortex (unfinished): Design document for a visual recognition project.
Rebel Speech Recognition (unfinished): Design document for a speech recognition project.
Alright. This is not a particularly big selection for a book store, I know, but I am currently working on two more titles: A New Kind of Physics and Rebel Artificial Intelligence.