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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE PARALLEL LIBRARY OF BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12918
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12918
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Scientific Comput Assoc
One Century Tower 265 Church Street New Haven, CT 99999
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE PARALLEL LIBRARY OF BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA SUBPROGRAMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $58,761.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A PORTABLE, PARALLEL LIBRARY OF HIGH-LEVEL BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRAIC SUBPROGRAMS FOR USE BY THE NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. SUCH A PORTABLE PARLLEL LIBRARY OF ROUTINES WILL AID GREATLY IN THE DISSEMINATION AND WIDESPREAD USE OF ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA ALGORITHMS ON A VARIETY OF PARALLEL COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS. SUCH ALGORITHMS OFTEN FORM THE COMPUTER-INTENSIVE KERNELS OF LARGE COMPUTATIONS. THE BENEFITS OF OUR EFFORT INCLUDE: 1) OBVIATING THE NEED FOR SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS OF PARALLEL BLAS ROUTINES FOR EACH PARALLEL COMPUTER VENDOR, 2) HARNESSING VAST AMOUNTS OF UNTAPPED PARALLEL NETWORK COMPUTING CYCLES (BY USING NETWORK NODES WHEN THEY ARE NOT BEING USED), AND 3) DEVELOPING PARALLEL PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGY TO USE AS THE BASIS FOR OTHER PORTABLE PARALLEL SUBROUTINE LIBRARIES. THIS EFFORT WILL COMPLEMENT THE EFFORTS OF OTHER RESEARCH GROUPS TOWARD LINEAR ALGEBRA ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT. THE EFFORT WILL INCLUDE A MACHINE-INDEPENDENT PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEVEL 3 BLAS, AS WELL AS ALGORITHMIC AND PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS OF THE LAPACK PROGRAMS TO ALLOW IT TO OPERATE IN PARALLEL IN A MACHINE-INDEPENDENT MANNER. THE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL BE BASED ON THE LINDA PARALLEL COMPUTING CONSTRUCT, WHICH AUGMENTS THE C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE TO PROVIDE A UNIFORM, MACHINEINDEPENDENT PARALLEL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr David Foulser
2037777442

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Scientific Computing Assocs In
246 Church St - Ste 307 New Haven, CT 06510

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