Document Type

Working Paper

Date

1994

Embargo Period

8-2012

Keywords

Fortran 90D/HPF, data parallel language, computation partitioning

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

This paper describes the design of the Fortran90D/HPF compiler, a source-to-source parallel compiler for distributed memory systems being developed at Syracuse University. Fortran 90D/HPF is a data parallel language with special directives to specify data alignment and distributions. A systematic methodology to process distribution directives of Fortran 90D/HPF is presented. Furthermore, techniques for data and computation partitioning, communication detection and generation, and the run-time support for the compiler are discussed. Finally, initial performance results for the compiler are presented. We believe that the methodology to process data distribution, computation partitioning, communication system design and the overall compiler design can be used by the implementors of compilers for HPF.

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