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Augmenting Ada for SIMD Parallel Processing

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2 Author(s)
C. L. Cline ; PASM Parallel Processing Laboratory, School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University ; H. J. Siegel

In order to program SIMD (single instruction stream-multiple data stream) parallel machines used for tasks such as speech and image processing, a language with explicit parallel constructs is often desirable. The language Ada, developed by the Department of Defense, is used here as a basis for such a language. Extensions of Ada, which allow the user to specify such operations as interprocessor communications and activation of processors, are proposed. These features are demonstrated by showing their use in a common speech processing algorithm, the parallel FFT.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-11 ,  Issue: 9 )