{{language|Cilk |exec=machine |site=http://supertech.csail.mit.edu/cilk/ |gc=no |safety=unsafe |parampass=both |checking=static |compat=nominative |express=explicit |strength=weak |tags=cilk |altsite=http://www.cilk.com/}} [[derived from::C| ]]

'''Cilk''' (pronounced ''silk'') is a general-purpose programming language designed for multithreaded [[wp:parallel computing|parallel computing]].

The Cilk language has been developed since 1994 at the [[wp:Massachusetts Institute of Technology|MIT Laboratory for Computer Science]]. It is based on [[:Category:C|ANSI C]], with the addition of a handful of Cilk-specific keywords. When the Cilk keywords are removed from Cilk source code, the result is a valid C program, called the ''serial elision'' (or ''C elision'') of the full Cilk program. Cilk is a faithful extension of C and the serial elision of any Cilk program is always a valid serial implementation in C of the semantics of the parallel Cilk program.

==See also== *[http://supertech.csail.mit.edu/cilk/ Cilk page at MIT] *[[wp:Cilk|Cilk on Wikipedia]]