Dino: Summary and Examples
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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DINO is a new language, consisting of high-level modifications to C, for writing numerical programs on distributed memory multiprocessors. The authors intent is to raise interprocess communication and process control to a higher and more natural level than using messages. They achieve this by allowing the user to define a virtual machine onto which data structures can be distributed. Interprocess communication is implicitly invoked by reading and writing the distributed data. Parallelism is achieved by making concurrent procedure calls. This paper provides a summary of the syntax and semantics of DINO, and illustrates its features through several sample programs. The programs provide parallel solutions for Dot Product, Poissons Equation, Matrix Multiplication, and Gaussian Elimination. The authors also briefly discuss a prototype of the language they have developed using C.
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