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Using Ownership to Reason About Inherent Parallelism in Object-Oriented Programs

Craik, Andrew J. & Kelly, Wayne A. (2010) Using Ownership to Reason About Inherent Parallelism in Object-Oriented Programs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6011, pp. 145-164.

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Abstract

With the emergence of multi-cores into the mainstream, there is a growing need for systems to allow programmers and automated systems to reason about data dependencies and inherent parallelismin imperative object-oriented languages. In this paper we exploit the structure of object-oriented programs to abstract computational side-effects. We capture and validate these effects using a static type system. We use these as the basis of sufficient conditions for several different data and task parallelism patterns. We compliment our static type system with a lightweight runtime system to allow for parallelization in the presence of complex data flows. We have a functioning compiler and worked examples to demonstrate the practicality of our solution.

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ID Code: 31633
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publisher version saved to I drive
Keywords: Parallelization, Inherent Parallelism, Ownership Types, Sufficient Conditions
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11970-5_9
ISBN: 9783642119699
ISSN: 0302-9743
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200) > Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified (080299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Programming Languages (080308)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Concurrent Programming (080304)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:17

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