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Microsoft Axum

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  • Version: 0.3
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

A .NET language for safe, scalable and productive parallel programming through isolation, actors and message-passing.

  • Installers:Axum is an incubation project from Microsoft’s Parallel Computing Platform that aims to validate a safe and productive parallel programming model for the .NET framework. It’s a language that builds upon the architecture of the web and the principles of isolation, actors, and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity. Other advanced concepts we are exploring are data flow networks, asynchronous methods, and type annotations for taming side-effects. Axum Lite:Contains the Axum command-line compiler and Axum runtime as well as the sample projects.Programmer's Guide:Use this simple and easy to follow programmer's guide to learn how to create safe, scalable, and responsive applications with the Axum language.Language Specification:A detailed specification of the Axum language.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
Axum Language Spec.docxff44464c428ddac141b93074e81e10799236083e82 KB
Axum Language Spec.pdf260197bbcc7b476710d50c98d9a299746ccbb878827 KB
Axum Programmers Guide.docx38d0ea541a8dd2b2728dfb2185315145f5c128be114 KB
Axum Programmers Guide.pdf7da31621c4e7e26fc4352929e6e8ef7dd8d956841.01 MB
AxumLite.zip73b7a2fd8c992d8e129ab0d50181ec2b2b350cb61.54 MB
Axum_VS_2008.msi7ed97858f3ef381f802c5fb7514d75e5ce4999c63.78 MB
Axum_VS_2010.msiaf230da2b72429ea12b6a617eac31358f780208c4.89 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Installers:Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010Axum Lite:Microsoft .NET 3.5. For the sample projects, Visual Studio 2008 or higher is required.Programmer's Guide:Microsoft Word 2007 or Adobe ReaderLanguage Specification:Microsoft Word 2007 or Adobe Reader

Installation Instructions

  • Installer:1. Download and Install Microsoft Axum.2. Launch by opening Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and creating a new Axum Project.Programmer's Guide:1. Download the file and open it in the corresponding viewer.Language Specification:1. Download the file and open it in the corresponding viewer.

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