Accession Number:

ADA229019

Title:

Programming Distributed Memory Architectures Using Kali

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Programming nonshared memory systems is more difficult than programming shared memory systems, in part because of the relatively low level of current programming environments for such machines. The paper presents a new programming environment, Kali, which provides a global name space and allows direct access to remote data values. In order to retain efficiency, Kali provides a system of annotations, allowing the user to control those aspects of the program critical to performance, such as data distribution and load balancing. This paper describes the primitives and constructs provided by our language, and also discusses some of the issues raised in translating a Kali program for execution on distributed memory systems. KR

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE