Accession Number : ADA193297

Title :   Poker on the Cosmic Cube: The First Retargetable Parallel Programming Language and Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Snyder, Lawrence ; Socha, David

PDF Url : ADA193297

Report Date : Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This paper describes a technique for retargetting Poker, the first complete parallel programming environment, to new parallel architectures. The specifics are illustrated by describing the retarget of Poker to CalTech's Cosmic Cube. Poker requires only three features from the target architecture: MIMD operation, message passing inter-process communication, and a sequential language (e.g. C) for the processor elements. In return Poker gives the new architecture a complete parallel programming environment which will compile Poker parallel programs without modification, into efficient object code for the new architecture. Keywords: Poker parallel programming; Software portability.

Descriptors :   *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, CODING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EFFICIENCY, ENVIRONMENTS, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, SEQUENCES, COMPILERS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE