Accession Number:

ADA282286

Title:

Partial Evaluation for Scientific Computing: The Supercomputer Toolkit Experience

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

We describe the key role played by partial evaluation in the Supercomputer Toolkit, a parallel computing system for scientific applications that effectively exploits the vast amount of parallelism exposed by partial evaluation. The Supercomputer Toolkit parallel processor and its associated partial evaluation-based compiler have been used extensively by scientists at M. I.T., and have made possible recent results in astrophysics showing that the motion of the planets in our solar system is chaotically unstable.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE