50 years “PEARL”


Real-time programming language “PEARL (DIN 66253)”

Happy birthday, PEARL: The real-time programming language “PEARL (DIN 66253)” recently turned 50 years old. In the beginning it was used on room-sized computers, but today it is available under Linux and is also used on systems like the Raspberry Pi. After many pioneer applications and development steps, it is now the focal point of the technical committee “Real-time systems” of the Gesellschaft für Informatik. Dr. Peter Holleczek, Regional Computer Center Erlangen (RRZE) of FAU, will highlight the development of the programming language at FAU and nationwide in his lecture on Thursday, February 13, at 3:15 pm. PEARL was the first programming language to offer Dijkstra’s semaphore for synchronizing parallel processes.

When and where?

13 February, 3.15 pm, room 2.049, Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen (RRZE), Martensstraße 1, Erlangen

The lecture lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Admission is free and registration is not required. Afterwards the speaker will be available for questions and further discussions.

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