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A library-based approach to portable, parallel, object-oriented programming: interface, implementation, and application

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3 Author(s)
Parkes, S. ; Center for Reliable & High Performance Comput., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Chandy, J.A. ; Banerjee, P.

The use of parallel platforms, despite their increasing availability, remains largely restricted to well-structured, numeric applications. We address the issue of facilitating the use of parallel platforms on unstructured problems through object-oriented design techniques and the actor model of concurrent computation. We present a multi-level approach to expressing parallelism for unstructured applications: a high-level interface based on the actor model of concurrent object-oriented programming and a low-level interface which provides an object-oriented interface to system services across a wide range of parallel architectures. The high- and low-level interfaces are implemented as part of the ProperCAD II C++ class library which supports shared memory, message-passing, and and hybrid architectures. We demonstrate our approach through a detailed examination of the parallelization process for an existing unstructured serial application, viz. a state-of-the-art VLSI computer-aided design application. We compare and contrast the library-based actor approach to other method for expressing parallelism in C++ on a number of applications and kernels

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Supercomputing '94., Proceedings

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14-18 Nov 1994