|Re: compiling for parallel machines email@example.com (1989-08-04)|
|Re: compiling for parallel machines firstname.lastname@example.org (1989-08-05)|
|Re: compiling for parallel machines email@example.com (1989-08-06)|
|Date:||Fri, 4 Aug 89 11:20:24 EDT|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Deb Banerjee)|
Your suspicion about software rather than hardware being the challenge in
parallel programming systems may be correct.
I am working on high level programming languages & systems for SIMD machines
(I have the Connection Machine in mind).
"Partitioning and Scheduling parallel programs for multiprocessors"
Vivek Sarkar, MIT press 1989.
--based on his Ph.D thesis (1987).
"Optimizing Supercompilers for supercomputers"
Michael Wolfe, MIT press 1989.
--deals with dependence analysis etc.
IEEE Software July 1989 - is a special issue on Parallel Programming
environments and languages.
The state of the art in parallel languages is rather poor. The languages are
too low level - puts more burden on the programmer and the excessive detail
the programmer specifies prevents program optimizations; portability is out
of the question.
There has been quite a bit of work on Parallel programming environments.
Doesn't look very elegant most of the time.
Could you send me any other info you get. Hope you find this useful.
[From email@example.com (Deb Banerjee)]
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