Document Type

Working Paper




HPF compiler, compiler directives, Fortran 90D




Computer Sciences


In this paper, we describe two new ideas by which HPF compiler can deal with irregular computations effectively. The first mechanism invokes a user specified mapping procedure via a set of compiler directives. The directives allow the user to use program arrays to describe graph connectivity, spatial location of army elements and computational load. The second is a simple conservative method that in many cases enables a compiler to recognize that it is possible to reuse previously computed results from inspectors (e.g. communication schedules, loop iteration partitions, information that associates off-processor data copies with on-processor buffer locations). We present performance results for these mechanisms from a Fortran 90D compiler implementation.



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