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Evaluating a High-Level Parallel Language (GpH) for Computational GRIDs

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Evaluating a High-Level Parallel Language (GpH) for Computational GRIDs
Computational Grids potentially offer low cost, readily available, and large-scale high-performance platforms. For the parallel execution of programs, however, computational GRIDs pose serious challenges: they are heterogeneous, and have hierarchical and often shared interconnects, with high and variable latencies between clusters. This paper investigates whether a programming language with high-level parallel coordination and a Distributed Shared Memory model (DSM) can deliver good, and scalable, performance on a range of computational GRID configurations. The el language, Glasgow parallel Haskell (GpH), abstracts over the architectural complexities of the computational GRID, and we have developed GRID-GUM2, a sophisticated grid-specific implementation of GpH, to produce the first high-level DSM parallel language implementation for computational GRIDs. We report a systematic performance evaluation of GRIDGUM2 on combinations of high/low and homo/hetero-geneous computational GRIDs. We ...
Abdallah Al Zain, Philip W. Trinder, Greg Michaels
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TPDS
Authors Abdallah Al Zain, Philip W. Trinder, Greg Michaelson, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl
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