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Access patterns: A usefull concept in vector programming

  • Yvon Jegou
Session 4B: Compilers And Restructuring Techniques II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 297)


Many programs written in Hellena have been run on a simulated array architecture as well as on OPSILA. The experiments show the adequacy of the access patterns in vector programming. By avoiding many unnecessary loops and indexing notations, the programs are more understandable and compact. The application domain of subroutines and functions is extended to numerous submatrices and, thus, allows an easier program structure and a more general library subroutine definition. The access pattern concept appears to be fundamental in programming methodology.


Access Pattern Dimensional Array Array Type Discrete Type Base Address 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvon Jegou
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  1. 1.IRISA / INRIA Campus Universitaire de BeaulieuRennes CedexFrance

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