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Cilk is a multi-threaded programming language for parallel computing. The Cilk programming language extends C and was developed with the goal of making it easier to manage parallelism in software. It uses work-stealing algorithms, dynamic task scheduling and synchronization primitives to allow programmers to express parallelism more effectively without getting bogged down in low-level details about threads or locks. The syntax looks like standard C, which allows existing sequential programs to be easily converted into multi-threaded versions without much modification. As a result, it facilitates the design of applications that can exploit the potential performance gains offered by modern multi-core processors while maintaining portability across different platforms.

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