Thursday, June 13, 2024

"Bend" a new programming language

Mind-bending new programming language for GPUs just dropped... - YouTube

HigherOrderCO/Bend: A massively parallel, high-level programming language @GitHub

(Rust, Apache license)

Bend is a massively parallel, high-level programming language.

Unlike low-level alternatives like CUDA and Metal, Bend has the feeling and features of expressive languages like Python and Haskell, including fast object allocations, higher-order functions with full closure support, unrestricted recursion, even continuations. Yet, it runs on massively parallel hardware like GPUs, with near-linear speedup based on core count, and zero explicit parallel annotations: no thread spawning, no locks, mutexes, atomics. Bend is powered by the HVM2 runtime.

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