Computer

Issue 12 • Dec. 1996

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  • Reflections on 23 Years of Publishing Computer

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Improving Application Performance on HP/Convex Exemplar

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Maximizing multiprocessor performance with the SUIF compiler

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):84 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (182)  |  Patents (7)
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    This article describes automatic parallelization techniques in the SUIF (Stanford University Intermediate Format) compiler that result in good multiprocessor performance for array-based numerical programs. Parallelizing compilers for multiprocessors face many hurdles. However, SUIF's robust analysis and memory optimization techniques enabled speedups on three fourths of the NAS and SPECfp95 benchm... View full abstract»

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  • 1996 Index Computer Vol. 29

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Members elect officers and board members to begin terms in 1997

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  • Golden Core Recognition Program honors efforts on behalf of CS

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  • Joseph Bordogna wins in balloting for IEEE 1997 president-elect

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  • 1996 Gordon Bell Prize winners announced at Supercomputing

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  • Shared memory consistency models: a tutorial

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):66 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (244)  |  Patents (19)
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    The memory consistency model of a system affects performance, programmability, and portability. We aim to describe memory consistency models in a way that most computer professionals would understand. This is important if the performance-enhancing features being incorporated by system designers are to be correctly and widely used by programmers. Our focus is consistency models proposed for hardwar... View full abstract»

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  • Application performance on the MIT Alewife machine

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):57 - 64
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    The architecture of parallel machines influences the structure of parallel programs, and vice versa. An important result of research on shared memory applications is two sets of benchmarks, Splash and NAS. We explore the performance of 14 applications on the Alewife machine, introducing two new performance metrics: weighted cache-hit ratio and weighted computation granularity View full abstract»

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  • Parallelizing a GIS on a shared address space architecture

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 48
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    We are developing a high-performance GIS (our term for a parallel GIS) on an SGI Challenge, a 16-processor machine with a shared address space architecture (SASA). We describe how we parallelized a key GIS operation using a message-passing algorithm. We advocate the linking of two diverse approaches to the design of parallel architectures and algorithms. As part of our project, we evaluated the ef... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel programming with Polaris

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):78 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (100)  |  Patents (3)
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    Parallel programming tools are limited, making effective parallel programming difficult and cumbersome. Compilers that translate conventional sequential programs into parallel form would liberate programmers from the complexities of explicit, machine oriented parallel programming. The paper discusses parallel programming with Polaris, an experimental translator of conventional Fortran programs tha... View full abstract»

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  • In search of speed and bandwidth

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):12, 14 - 18
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    Many industry observers believe the key to the future of the Internet and corporate intranets will be the ability of the information infrastructure to quickly transmit large quantities of data. The Internet and intranets will need more speed and bandwidth in order to handle the much higher traffic levels the future will bring, as well as the bigger applications, such as multimedia, that people wan... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel implementations of probabilistic inference

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 40
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    Probabilistic inference is becoming an integral part of decision-making systems, but it is so computationally intensive that it is often impractical. The authors report on the effectiveness of speeding up this technique by exploiting its parallelism View full abstract»

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