Re: latest trends in compiler optimization research?

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>
08 Aug 2007 19:58:51 +0100 (BST)

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From: Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 08 Aug 2007 19:58:51 +0100 (BST)
Organization: dotat labs
References: 07-08-016 07-08-021
Keywords: optimize, parallel, Fortran

SM Ryan <wyrmwif@tsoft.org> wrote:
>
>I lost track of Fortran before 90 was standarised, but the array
>notation of 8X was seriously broken: while theoretically letting
>programmers express themselves at a high level, it forced serial
>semantics whether the programmer intended that or no; thus the
>notation could not be vectorised or parallelised any easier than if
>explicit do loops had been used.


There was an interesting paper about High Performance Fortran presented
at the recent HOPL III conference. HPF adds parrallelization pragmas to
Fortran 90.


http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1238844.1238851


Tony.
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