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An HPspmd Programming Model

Bryan Carpenter, Geoffrey Fox and Guansong Zhang

Northeast Parallel Architectures Centre,
Syracuse University,
111 College Place,
Syracuse, New York 13244-410


Building on research carried out in the Parallel Compiler Runtime Consortium (PCRC) project, this article discusses a language model that combines characteristic data-parallel features from the HPF standard with an explicitly SPMD programming style. This model, which we call the HPspmd model, is designed to facilitate direct calls to established libraries for parallel programming with distributed data. We describe a Java-based HPspmd language called HPJava.

Bryan Carpenter 2002-07-11