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The multi-architecture performance of the parallel functional language GPH

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P W Trinder, H W Loidl, E Barry, M K Davis, K Hammond, U Klusik, S L P Jones, A J R Portillo

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In principle, functional languages promise straightforward architecture-independent parallelism, because of their high level description of parallelism, dynamic management of parallelism and deterministic semantics. However, these language features come at the expense of a sophisticated compiler and/or runtime-system. The problem we address is whether such an elaborate system can deliver acceptable performance on a variety of parallel architectures. In particular we report performance measurements for the GUM runtime-system on eight parallel architectures, including massively parallel, distributed-memory, shared-memory and workstation networks.



Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuro-Par 2000 Parallel Processing
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Euro-Par Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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