A Linear Algebra Framework for Static HPF Code Distribution

Corinne Ancourt, Fabien Coelho, Ronan Keryell and François Irigoin.
Report EMP CRI A-267, May 1995.
59 pages, 71 references.

This report is obsoleted by A-278 (abstract)


High Performance Fortran (HPF) was developed to support data parallel programming for SIMD and MIMD machines with distributed memory. The programmer is provided a familiar uniform logical address space and specifies the data distribution by directives. The compiler then exploits these directives to allocate arrays in the local memories, to assign computations to elementary processors and to migrate data between processors when required. We show here that linear algebra is a powerful framework to encode HPF directives and to synthesize distributed code with space-efficient array allocation, tight loop bounds and vectorized communications for INDEPENDENT loops. The generated code includes traditional optimizations such as guard elimination, message vectorization and aggregation, overlap analysis... The systematic use of an affine framework makes it possible to prove the compilation scheme correct.

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