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<p>A description is given of Faust, an integrated environment for the development of large, scientific applications. Faust includes a project-management tool, a context editor that is interfaced to a program database, and performance-evaluation tools. In Faust, all applications work is done in the context of projects, which serve as the focal point for all tool interactions. A project roughly corresponds to an executable program. Faust achieves functional integration through operations on common data sets maintained in each project. Sigma, a Faust tool designed to help users of parallel supercomputers retarget and optimize application code, helps them either fine-tune parallel code that has been automatically generated or optimize a new parallel algorithm's design. Faust includes a dynamic call-graph tool and an integrated, multiprocessor performance analysis and characterization tool set.</p>
Faust; parallel programming; project-management tool; context editor; program database; performance-evaluation tools; functional integration; common data sets; Sigma; application code; dynamic call-graph tool; multiprocessor performance analysis; parallel programming; programming environments; project support environments
Allen D. Maloney, David Jablonowski, Dennis Gannon, Yogesh Gaur, Vincent A. Guarna, Jr., "Faust: An Integrated Environment for Parallel Programming", IEEE Software, vol. 6, no. , pp. 20-27, July/August 1989, doi:10.1109/52.31649
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