PARFOR. An experimental parallel environment for fortran programmers

  • Roland Noel

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Computer science


This document presents and describes the results of a research made in the area of parallel programming. The main subject is the presentation of the PARFOR environment and its actual possibilities . This environment is designed to allow the rewriting of existing FORTRAN applications so that they can take entire profit of a variable number of processes for their execution . The starting point of the definition of PARFOR was made in a research team at SIEMENS Munich . ln this work , Some implementations of this environment are tried ; the facilities provided and the ways they can be used are evaluated . For all this work , the MX5OO SIEMENS machine, which is a full multiprocessor machine working under UNIX, is used. Then, some comparisons with a concurrent existing parallel environment - FORCE - are made . Many tests are envisaged in various situations for the evaluation of the performances of PARFOR , and most of the results are provided on graphics.
Date of Award1988
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SupervisorJean RAMAEKERS (Supervisor)

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