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ZPL (Z-level programming) is a programming language for describing and specifying parallel algorithms on grid- and mesh-based supercomputers. ZPL is an array programming language that provides high-performance computing capabilities by allowing direct manipulation of multi-dimensional arrays, which are the primary data structures in scientific computing. The language supports both data and task parallelism through its constructs for expressing operations across array elements without explicitly managing low-level details such as loop indices or communication between processors. Originally developed at the University of Washington, ZPL has influenced later languages like Chapel and Fortress with its emphasis on productivity in high-performance computing.

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