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Lectures on Data Parallel, SPMD programming

Peking University, Beijing, China, January 2000.

  • Lecture 1. Development of data-parallel programming.

    This lecture reviews the historical development of programming languages for data-parallel programming, and introduces High Performance Fortran.

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  • Lecture 2. Issues in translation of HPF.

    Some issues in the translation of an HPF program to a SPMD program are reviewed. The need for a run-time array descriptor is discussed. An abstract model of a suitable Distributed Array Descriptor is developed. Illustrative translations of HPF fragments to Fortran and C++ are presented.

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  • Lecture 3. Communication in data-parallel languages.

    We start by discussing the patterns of communication needed to implement various constructs in High Performance Fortran. Some communication libraries that have been developed to support these kinds of communications are reviewed.

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  • Lecture 4. An HPspmd programming model.

    We motivate a parallel programming model that combines data parallel features from HPF with an explicitly SPMD programming style, then review in detail a specific HPspmd language called HPJava.

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  • Lecture 5. Java for High-performance computing.

    Survey of related work, mpiJava, MPJ.

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Bryan Carpenter, (dbc@csit.fsu.edu). Last updated May 2000.