An interactive environment for data partitioning and distribution

Vasanth Balasundaram, Geoffrey Fox, Ken Kennedy, Ulrich Kremer

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Abstract

An approach to distributed memory parallel programming that has recently become popular is one where the programmer explicitly specifies the data decomposition using language extensions, and a, compiler generates all the communication. While this frees the programmer from the tedium of thinking about message-passing, no assistance is provided in determining the data decomposition scheme that gives the best performance on the target machine. In this paper, we propose an interactive software tool that provides assistance for this very task. The proposed tool also computes performance estimates for any chosen data partitioning scheme, allowing the programmer to experiment with several different strategies without ever running the program on the machine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArchitectures, Software Tools and Other General Issues
EditorsDavid W. Walker, Quentin F. Stout
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1160-1170
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0818621133, 9780818621130
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Event5th Distributed Memory Computing Conference, DMCC 1990 - Charleston, United States
Duration: Apr 8 1990Apr 12 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 5th Distributed Memory Computing Conference, DMCC 1990
Volume2

Conference

Conference5th Distributed Memory Computing Conference, DMCC 1990
CountryUnited States
CityCharleston
Period4/8/904/12/90

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Balasundaram, V., Fox, G., Kennedy, K., & Kremer, U. (1990). An interactive environment for data partitioning and distribution. In D. W. Walker, & Q. F. Stout (Eds.), Architectures, Software Tools and Other General Issues (pp. 1160-1170). [556331] (Proceedings of the 5th Distributed Memory Computing Conference, DMCC 1990; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DMCC.1990.556331