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Benchmark Suites Developed for HPF and Fortran D Applications

Geoffrey Fox, Tom Haupt, Kim Mills, A. Gaber Mohammed, Gang Cheng, Paul Coddington, Gregor von Laszewski, Neng-Tan Lin, Ying-Hwa Lu, Manish Parashar, and Nang-Kang Yeh, Northeast Parallel Architectures Center, Syracuse University

Led by Geoffrey Fox, CRPC researchers at Syracuse have developed one of the first sets of complete, real-life application software that will be used to validate compilers for Fortran D and other dialects of HPF, providing a way to analyze the HPF and Fort ran D language design.

There are more than 50 applications in the suite, collected into 15 groups. For the compiler validation and language analysis, the researchers have developed a wide range of applications, including problems from linear algebra; computational physics and chemistry; finance; climate and weather modeling; and image processing and understanding. They have also adapted programs from several benchmarking suites, including the NAS parallel benchmarks (NASA/Ames), SPLASH (Stanford), and GENESIS (Southampton University, UK). Specific applications were adapted from research projects at the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center and from other existing benchmark suites.

Plans for the next year include continuing to develop the benchmark suite to include new applications and combining efforts in this field with those of other CRPC projects. New applications may include addressing irregular, difficult-to-parallelize problems. Analyses of these applications will hopefully result in refining the desirable computational model of high performance computing, especially on parallel and distributed systems, and making it possible to extend the Fortran D scope beyond HPF to better match users needs.

Visit the web sites for more information on Fortran D and HPF.

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