Improving scalability with loop transformations and message aggregation in parallel object-oriented frameworks for scientific computing

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Application codes reliably achieve performance far less than the advertised capabilities of existing architectures, and this problem is worsening with increasingly-parallel machines. For large-scale numerical applications, stencil operations often impose the great part of the computational cost, and the primary sources of inefficiency are the costs of message passing and poor cache utilization. This paper proposes and demonstrates optimizations for stencil and stencil-like computations for both serial and parallel environments that ameliorate these sources of inefficiency. Achieving scalability, they believe, requires both algorithm design and compile-time support. The optimizations they present are automatable because the stencil-like computations are implemented at ... continued below

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Bassetti, F.; Davis, K. & Quinlan, D. September 1, 1998.

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Application codes reliably achieve performance far less than the advertised capabilities of existing architectures, and this problem is worsening with increasingly-parallel machines. For large-scale numerical applications, stencil operations often impose the great part of the computational cost, and the primary sources of inefficiency are the costs of message passing and poor cache utilization. This paper proposes and demonstrates optimizations for stencil and stencil-like computations for both serial and parallel environments that ameliorate these sources of inefficiency. Achieving scalability, they believe, requires both algorithm design and compile-time support. The optimizations they present are automatable because the stencil-like computations are implemented at a high level of abstraction using object-oriented parallel array class libraries. These optimizations, which are beyond the capabilities of today compilers, may be performed automatically by a preprocessor such as the one they are currently developing.

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  • 4. USENIX conference on object-oriented technologies and systems (COOTS), Santa Fe, NM (United States), 27-30 Apr 1998

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-1175
  • Report No.: CONF-980464--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 677091
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703632

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Bassetti, F.; Davis, K. & Quinlan, D. Improving scalability with loop transformations and message aggregation in parallel object-oriented frameworks for scientific computing, article, September 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703632/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.