Early experiences with Olden Conference Paper uri icon


  • In an earlier paper[RRH92], we presented a new technique for the SPMD parallelization of programs that use dynamic data structures. Our approach is based on migrating the thread of computation to the processor that owns the data, and annotating the program with futures to introduce parallelism. We have implemented this approach for the Intel iPSC/860. This paper reports on our implementation, called Olden, and presents some early performance results from a series of non-trivial benchmarks.

name of conference

  • Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing

author list (cited authors)

  • Carlisle, M. C., Rogers, A., Reppy, J. H., & Hendren, L. J.

complete list of authors

  • Carlisle, MC||Rogers, A||Reppy, JH||Hendren, LJ

editor list (cited editors)

  • Banerjee, U., Gelernter, D., Nicolau, A., & Padua, D.

publication date

  • January 1994