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Automating the parallelization of functional programs

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dc.contributor.author Dever, Michael
dc.contributor.author Hamilton, Geoff W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T11:56:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T11:56:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2450
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Creating efficient parallel software can be a complicated and time consuming task, as there are many issues that need to be considered, such as race-conditions, thread-bound data dependencies and locking issues, among others. An automated parallelization system could solve such issues, and would be of huge bene t to developers. Such a system would ideally take in a sequential program and produce, using program transformation, an optimized, parallel and equivalent program, without human interaction. There are two main approaches to the transformation of functional programs: fold/unfold based systems, based on the works of Burstall and Darlington [7], and calculational methods based systems, based on the Bird-Meertens Formalisms [3, 2, 31, 14, 1, 37]. In this paper we examine existing works on automating the parallelization process, speci cally that of functional languages and review and compare their contributions to the field. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 13th Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming;
dc.subject fold/unfold en_US
dc.subject programming en_US
dc.subject parallel software en_US
dc.title Automating the parallelization of functional programs en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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