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Esprit Project 21033 - HPF+
Optimising HPF for Advanced Applications

Keywords: High Performance Fortran, parallelizing compiler, data distribution, work distribution, irregular applications

Project home page: http://www.par.univie.ac.at/hpf +/

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The purpose of this project is to improve the current version of High Performance Fortran (HPF-1) and related compiler technology by extending the functionality of the language and developing optimising compilation strategies, depending on the requirements of a set of advanced application codes.

Objectives and Results:

Approach:
The HPF+ Consortium consists of application designers (ESI, ECMWF, and AVL) and both academic and commercial language, compiler, and tool developers (Universities of Vienna and Pavia, and NA Software). The approach taken to achieve the goals of the project will be based upon a close co-operation between all partners.

More specifically, the application partners will play a crucial role in the design and evaluation phases by selecting the benchmarks, identifying critical requirements, and establishing the evaluation criteria. On the other hand, the language and tool developers will base their work on the stated requirements and will provide feedback to the application designers concerning ways of implementing critical code sections using HPF-1 and HPF+.

Impact of the Expected Results:
The work performed in the project will have an impact in at least the following areas:

Exploitation:
The work in the project will result in prototype implementations within the framework of VFCS. The results will be widely disseminated via the HPF Forum, workshops, and conferences, which will make them available to the whole HPF community. In each project year, an international workshop on HPF language and implementation will be organised.
Products will not be developed. However, long-term exploitation is assured by the fact that:


Contact Point
Dr. Siegfried Benkner
University of Vienna
Institute for Software Technology and Parallel Systems
Liechtensteinstrasse 22 A
1090 Vienna


e-mail: (E-mail removed)

Start date: 1 January 96
Duration: 28 months - COMPLETED


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