A feature of a programming language for a parallel processing system which allows or forces the programmer to annotate his program to indicate which parts should be executed as independent parallel tasks. This is obviously more work for the programmer than a system with implicit parallelism (where the system decides automatically which parts to run in parallel) but may allow higher performance.
[ik-splohd] /ɪkˈsploʊd/ verb (used without object), exploded, exploding. 1. to expand with force and noise because of rapid chemical change or decomposition, as gunpowder or nitroglycerine (opposed to ). 2. to burst, fly into pieces, or break up violently with a loud report, as a boiler from excessive pressure of steam. 3. to burst forth […]
noun 1. a drawing, photograph, or the like, that shows the individual parts of a mechanism separately but indicates their proper relationship. noun 1. a drawing or photograph of a complicated mechanism that shows the individual parts separately, usually indicating their relative positions
[ik-splohd-nt] /ɪkˈsploʊd nt/ noun 1. an explosive.
- Exploding star
noun 1. an irregular variable star, such as a nova, supernova, or flare star, in which rapid increases in luminosity occur, caused by some form of explosion