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Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2004. International Conference on (2002)
Warsaw, Poland
Sept. 22, 2002 to Sept. 25, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1730-7
pp: 145
Florent Devin , University of Lille
Pierre Boulet , University of Lille
Jean-Luc Dekeyser , University of Lille
Philippe Marquet , University of Lille
<p>In this paper, we present GASPARD (Graphical Array Specification for PARallel and Distributed computing) which is our visual programming environment devoted to the development of parallel applications.</p> <p>Task and data parallelism paradigm of parallel computing are mixed in GASPARD to achieve a simple programming interface. We use the printed circuit metaphor. The programmer specifies tasks and instantiates by plugging them into a slot (task parallelism). Data parallelism is achieved by specifying the data the task uses.</p> <p>By mixing textual and visual programming, we achieve convenient interface useful for scientific programming. The interface is also well suited for meta-computing deployment. This kind of programming is very useful for numerical simulation.</p>

J. Dekeyser, F. Devin, P. Boulet and P. Marquet, "GASPARD — A Visual Parallel Programming Environment," Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2004. International Conference on(PARELEC), Warsaw, Poland, 2002, pp. 145.
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