PARALlel reLATION. Sabot, MIT 1987. A framework for parallel programming. A "field" is an array of objects, placed at different sites. A paralation is a group of fields, defining nearness between field elements. Operations can be performed in parallel on every site of a paralation.
["The Paralation Model: Architecture Independent Programming", G.W. Sabot <email@example.com>, MIT Press 1988].