Document Type

Report

Date

10-1991

Embargo Period

5-4-2012

Keywords

Distributed memory

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

This paper outlines two methods which we believe will play an important role in any distributed memory compiler able to handle sparse and unstructured problems. We describe how to link runtime partitioners to distributed memory compilers. In our scheme, programmers can implicitly specify how data and loop iterations are to be distributed between processors. This insulates users from having to deal explicitly with potentially complex algorithms that carry out work and data partitioning. We also describe a viable mechanism for tracking and reusing copies of off-processor data. In many programs, several loops access the same off-processor memory locations. As long as it can be verified that the values assigned to off-processor memory locations remain unmodified, we show that we can effectively reuse stored off-processor data. We present experimental data from a 3-D unstructured Euler solver run on an iPSC/860 to demonstrate the usefulness of our methods.

Additional Information

School of Computer and Information Science, Syracuse University, SU-CIS-91-36

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