Issue No. 04 - July/August (1989 vol. 6)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.31650
<p>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.</p>
parallel-programming toolkit; sequential Fortran code; multiprocessors; interactive toolkit; parallelization; PCF Fortran; FORTRAN; parallel programming; software tools
K. Smith, C. McDowell and B. Appelbe, "Start/Pat: A Parallel-Programming Toolkit," in IEEE Software, vol. 6, no. , pp. 29-38, 1989.