Issue No.06 - November (1977 vol.3)
J.-L. Baer , Department of Computer Science, University of Washington
The problem of designing compilers for a multiprocessing environment is approached. We show that by modeling an existing sequential compiler, we gain an understanding of the modifications necessary to transform the sequential structure into a pipeline of processes. The pipelined compiler is then evaluated through measurements and simulation. Properties of the model, a generalized Petri Net, are also discussed.
Petri Nets, Design methodology, measurements and simulation, parallel compilation, parallel processing
J.-L. Baer, C.S. Ellis, "Model, Design, and Evaluation of a Compiler for a Parallel Processing Environment", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.3, no. 6, pp. 394-405, November 1977, doi:10.1109/TSE.1977.231172