Document Type

Article

Date

1997

Embargo Period

9-2012

Keywords

High Performance Fortran, HPF, Kernel codes, Compilers

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

Since the definition of the High Performance Fortran (HPF) standard, we have been maintaining a suite of application kernel codes with the aim of using them to evaluate the available compilers. This paper presents the results and conclusions from this study, for sixteen codes, on compilers from IBM, DEC, and the Portland Group Inc. (PGI), and on three machines: a DEC Alphafarm, an IBM SP-2, and a Cray T3D. From this, we hope to show the prospective HPF user that scalable performance is possible with modest effort, yet also where the current weaknesses lay.

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