Translating an Existing Scientific Application from C to Dataparallel C

R. Jesse Chaney and Lawrence A. Crowl, "Translating an Existing Scientific Application from C to Dataparallel C", Technical Report 93-80-17, Department of Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 97331-3202, November 1993

This report describes the translation of an existing sequential scientific program written the C programming language into the parallel programming language Dataparallel C. The resulting Dataparallel C program is able to use a network of workstations as though it were a single high-performance parallel computer. We describe the amount of effort required to translate the existing scientific program and the timing results of the translated program are compared to the sequential program. We conclude with some recommendations to parallel programming language designers, implementors of parallel programming languages, and application programmers.

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