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Language

As stated earlier, the simulation will be programmed in High Performance Fortran (HPF), a newly developed language which combines the conventions of Fortran 90 with the ability to utilize parallel architecture without the need for explicit message-passing. HPF features a ``smart'' compiler which takes advantage of parallelism and explicit compiler directives for controlling distribution and alignment of data onto processors. Another attractive feature is portability: HPF code can be compiled on sequential machines, as well as on a variety of parallel architectures. [9]. The proposed work will provide a test of HPF's capacity for computationally intensive physics simulations and numerical analysis.


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Wed Jul 27 11:57:58 EDT 1994