1 Centre for Playware, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Center for Playware, Center, Technical University of Denmark4 Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 unknown
We present the concept of interactive parallel and distributed processing, and the challenges that programmers face in designing interactive parallel and distributed systems. Specifically, we introduce the challenges that are met and the decisions that need to be taken with respect to distributedness, master dependency, software behavioural models, adaptive interactivity, feedback, connectivity, topology, island modeling, and user interaction. We introduce the system of modular interactive tiles as a tool for easy, fast, and flexible exploration of these issues, and through examples show how to implement interactive parallel and distributed processing with different software behavioural models such as open loop, randomness based, rule based, user interaction based, AI and ALife based software.
Proceedings of Eurosiam: European Conference for the Applied Mathematics and Informatics, 2010