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|Title:||PType system: A featherweight parallelizability detector|
|Authors:||Xu, D.N. |
|Source:||Xu, D.N.,Khoo, S.-C.,Hu, Z. (2004). PType system: A featherweight parallelizability detector. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 3302 : 197-212. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Parallel programming is becoming an important cornerstone of general computing. In addition, type systems have significant impact on program analysis. In this paper, we demonstrate an automated type-based system that soundly detects parallelizability of sequential functional programs. Our type inference system discovers the parallelizability property of a sequential program in a modular fashion, by exploring a ring structure among the program's operators. It handles self-recursive functions with accumulating parameters, as well as a class of non-linear mutual-recursive functions. Programs whose types are inferred to be parallelizable can be automatically transformed to parallel code in a mutumorphic form - a succint model for parallel computation. Transforming into such a form is an important step towards constructing efficient data parallel programs.|
|Source Title:||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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