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Object Template Abstractions for Light-Weight Data-Parallelism ?

Neelakantan Sundaresan Dennis Gannon

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Computer Science Department

215 Lindley Hall

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405


Data-parallelism is a widely used model for parallel programming. Control structures like parallel DO loops, and data structures like collections have been used to express data-parallelism. In typical implementations, these constructs are 'flat' in the sense that only one data-parallel operation is active at any time. To model applications that can exploit overlap of synchronization and computation in data-parallel tasks, or that have independent but limited data-parallelism, or that depict static or hierarchical nested parallelism, a more dynamic model is required. This paper describes how to combine light-weight thread mechanism with object-oriented methodologies to provide light-weight ?This research was funded in part by: ARPA DABT63-94-C-0029 and Rome Labs Contract AF 30602-92-C-0135