The Multi-Architecture Performance of the Parallel Functional Language GpH

Philip W. Trinder, Hans-Wolfgang Loidl, Ed. Barry Jr., M. Kei Davis, Kevin Hammond, Ulrike Klusik, Simon L. Peyton Jones, Alvaro J. Rebon Portillo
``Euro-Par 2000 --- Parallel Processing'', Munich, Germany, 29.8.-1.9. 2000. LNCS 1900, pp. 739-743. Springer-Verlag.

In principle, functional languages promise straightforward architecture-independent parallelism, because of their high level description of parallelism, dynamic management of parallelism and deterministic semantics. However, these language features come at the expense of a sophisticated compiler and/or runtime-system. The problem we address is whether such an elaborate system can deliver acceptable performance on a variety of parallel architectures. In particular we report performance measurements for the GUM runtime-system on eight parallel architectures, including massively parallel, distributed-memory, shared-memory and workstation networks.

  author = 	 {Trinder, P.W. and Loidl, H-W. and {Barry Jr.}, E. and
                  Hammond, K. and Klusik, U. and {Peyton Jones}, S.L. and
                  {Reb{\'o}n Portillo}, {\'A}.J.},
  title = 	 {{The Multi-Architecture Performance of the Parallel
                   Functional Language GPH}},
  booktitle =    {{Euro-Par 2000 --- Parallel Processing}},
  address =      {Munich, Germany, 29.8.-1.9.},
  editor =       {Bode, A. and Ludwig, T. and Wism{\"u}ller, R.},
  series =       {LNCS},
  volume =       {1900},
  pages =        {739--743},
  year =         {2000},
  publisher =    {Springer-Verlag},

Available in: ps, ps.gz

GPH Papers | GPH