A Static Performance Estimator in the Fortran D Programming System

Vasanth Balasundaram, Geoffrey Fox, Ken Kennedy, Ulrich Kremer

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The choice of the data decomposition scheme is an important factor in determining the available parallelism and hence the performance of an application on a distributed memory multiprocessor. In this paper, we present a performance estimator and discuss its role in the interactive Fortran D programming system. The estimator statically evaluates the relative efficiency of different data decomposition schemes for any given program on any given distributed memory multiprocessor. Our method is not based on a theoretical machine model, but instead uses a set of kernel routines to “train” the estimator for each target machine. We also describe a prototype implementation of this technique and discuss an experimental evaluation of its accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Parallel Computing
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Parallel Computing
ISSN (Print)0927-5452

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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