Brian J. d'Auriol, Ph.D.

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Brian J. d'Auriol and Baqui Billah, "Compilation Issues for High Performance Computers: A Comparative Overview of a General Model and the Unified Model", Proc. of the Eighth IASTED/ISMM International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS'96), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 16-19 October, 1996, K. Li, T.S. Abdelrahman, E. Luque (Eds.), pp. 359-363, October 1996.

This paper presents a comparison of two models suitable for use in a compiler for high performance computers. The first model, termed `the general model' is based on well-known data dependency techniques and a summary based on Banerjee's presentation is given. The second model, termed the `Unified Model' is a recently proposed model which approaches the compilation issue from a different viewpoint. A summary of the unified model is given. Issues involved in compiling for high performance computers are discussed. These issues form the criteria for the comparison of the models.

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