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Start/Pat: A Parallel-Programming Toolkit
July/August 1989 (vol. 6 no. 4)
pp. 29-38

The authors address the question of how to use existing sequential Fortran code on multiprocessors. Their answer is Start/Pat, an interactive toolkit that automates the parallelization of sequential Fortran as it teaches the programmer how to exploit and understand parallel structures and architectures. The Start/Pat prototype has been installed at several user sites. The authors discuss the choice of PCF Fortran, the toolkit components, and the features of Pat and Start.

Index Terms:
parallel-programming toolkit; sequential Fortran code; multiprocessors; interactive toolkit; parallelization; PCF Fortran; FORTRAN; parallel programming; software tools
Citation:
Bill Appelbe, Kevin Smith, Charlie McDowell, "Start/Pat: A Parallel-Programming Toolkit," IEEE Software, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 29-38, July-Aug. 1989, doi:10.1109/52.31650
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