MGAP's programming environment and the *C++ language

R. S. Bajwa, R. M. Owens, Mary Jane Irwin

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The MGAP is a special-purpose, workstation co-processor board in which the computing elements are fine grain processors implemented as custom ASICs. In this paper we present the language *C++, used for programming on the MGAP. Using the class concept of C++ we create special parallel data-types like bit, digit, word and array and overload operators to manipulate the parallel data required by the MGAP. The hierarchical relationships among the data-types are used by the compiler to generate parallel code for the MGAP. We demonstrate that using the same high-level language and the same program we can operate on data at all levels of granularity, from bits to arrays, without any loss in performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Application Specific Array Processors, ASAP'95 - Strasbourg, Fr
Duration: Jul 24 1995Jul 26 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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