Software Components Available for Distribution
An interpreter implementing the language as documented in the
latest version of the
Proteus Language Reference Manual is available.
Executable versions of the interpreter are available
for several machines:
The unix interpreters are in the form of a TAR archive
containing the compressed interpreter.
- Sparc architectures running SunOS
- Macintosh, System 7.1
- DecStations running Ultrix
- HP 700 series running HPUX
- IBM RS/6000 running AIX v3.2
tar -vxf <file>" to retrieve the compressed
interpreter from the ftp file, then decompress it with
The Mac version is a HQX-encoded SIT file.
The interpreter sources
are also available and can be used to build the interpreter for machines
not listed above.
Proteus Sample Programs
There is a collection of example Proteus programs, including
to see the complete list of examples. Transfer and save
whichever you are interested in trying out.
- A logarithmic-time parallel adder (adder.pro).
- A parallel tree-sort (psort.pro).
- A constant-time maximum element locator (maxelt.pro).
- A logarithmic-time connected-components graph algorithm [Shiloach&Vishkin83] (sv.pro).
- And plenty more...
To run one of these programs, you need to obtain a
Proteus interpreter . Start the interpreter and either place the
filename of the Proteus program as an argument on the command line or type
!include filename once you've started the interpreter.
Also available are some larger projects
that have been undertaken in Proteus.
This is undergoing continuous and extensive development and is not
yet ready for release. Watch this space for updates.
This C library
provides a set of nested sequence operations that
is the target of the
The library is built on top of the flat vector library
CVL developed by the
Scandal project at CMU.
As a result it can be used to run generated data-parallel codes on any of
the machines for which CVL implementations exist.
CVL for the MasPar MP-1 and MP-2
One such CVL implementation is the one developed here for the MasPar
MP-1 and MP-2.
This implementation enables NESL and data-parallel Proteus programs to be
executed on MasPar computers.
full distribution includes sources, installation instructions and
documentation. There is also a document
describing the implementation (which is also contained in the full
The CVL implementation was developed to agree with
CVL: A C Vector Library (version 2). Blelloch,
Chatterjee, Hardwick, Reid-Miller, Sipelstein, and Zagha, CMU-CS-93-114,
Here are references to the abstract
for these Scandal group documents.
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$ Revised: Sun Feb 13 22:46:34 1994 by firstname.lastname@example.org