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A generic fine-grained parallel C

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2 Author(s)
Hamet, L. ; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA ; Dorband, J.

The parallel C compiler, a common language interface to multiple types of machines, is described. This language is based on the belief that an algorithm designed around fine-grained parallelism can be mapped relatively easily to different parallel architectures, since a large percentage of the parallelism has been identified. The compiler generates a FORTH-like machine-independent intermediate code. A machine-dependent translator resides on each machine to generate the appropriate executable code, taking advantage of the particular architectures. The goal for this project is to allow a user to run the same program on such machines as the massively parallel processor, the CRAY, the Connection Machine, and the CYBER 205, as well as serial machines such as VAXs, Macintoshes and Sun workstations

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Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, 1988. Proceedings., 2nd Symposium on the Frontiers of

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10-12 Oct 1988

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