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Implementation of Speculative Parallelism in Functional Languages

Murthy, PVR and Rajaraman, V (1994) Implementation of Speculative Parallelism in Functional Languages. In: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 5 (11). pp. 1197-1205.

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Abstract

A compile-time analysis technique is developed to derive the probability with which a user-defined function or a supercombinator requires each one of its arguments. This provides a basis for identifying useful speculative parallelism in a program. The performance of speculative evaluation is compared with that of lazy evaluation, and the necessary conditions under which speculative evaluation performs better are identified.

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Keywords: Conservative parallelism;Speculative parallelism;Lazy evaluation;Branch speculation;Argument speculation; Strictness analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:26
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6769

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