Experiments with HPF Compilation for a Network of Workstations
Report EMP CRI A-257.
In proceedings, HPCN Europe 94 München (Germany), April 1994.
6 pages. 13 references.
High Performance Fortran (HPF) is a data-parallel Fortran for
Distributed Memory Multiprocessors. HPF provides an interesting
programming model but compilers are yet to come. An early
implementation of a prototype HPF optimizing compiler is
described. Experiments of PVM3-based generated code on a network
of workstations are analyzed and discussed. It is shown that if
such systems can provide very good speedups at low cost, they
cannot allow scalable performance without specific communication
hardware. Other early implementations of HPF compilers from
academic and commercial groups are presented and compared to our