Parallel Access to Persistent Multidimensional Arrays from HPF Applications Using Panda

  • Peter Brezany
  • Przemysław Czerwiński
  • Artur Świetanowski
  • Marianne Winslett
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1823)


A critical performance issue for a number of scientific and engineering applications is the efficient transfer of data to secondary storage. Languages such as High Performance Fortran (HPF) have been introduced to allow programming distributed-memory systems at a relatively high level of abstraction. However, the present version of HPF does not provide appropriate constructs for controlling the parallel I/O capabilities of these systems. In this paper, constructs to specify parallel I/O operations on multidimensional arrays in the context of HPF are proposed. The paper also presents implementation concepts that are based on the HPF compiler developed at the University of Vienna and the parallel I/O runtime system Panda developed at the University of Illinois. Experimental performance results are discussed in the context of financial management and traffic simulation applications.


Pension Fund Language Construct Simulation Application Secondary Storage Application Case Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Brezany
    • 1
  • Przemysław Czerwiński
    • 1
  • Artur Świetanowski
    • 2
  • Marianne Winslett
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Software ScienceUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Statistics, Operations Research and Computer MethodsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Database Research Laboratory, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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