The Assign parallel program generator
journal contributionposted on 01.10.1996, 00:00 by David Richard. O'Hallaron
Abstract: "ASSIGN is a tool for building large-scale applications, in particular signal processing applications, on distributed- memory multicomputers. The programming model is the familiar coarse- grained flowgraph, where nodes correspond to computations and directed edges correspond to FIFO queues. Given a flowgraph description of an application, ASSIGN compiles the flowgraph onto the processors of a distributed-memory parallel computer, automatically handling such details as partitioning the flowgraph and placing and routing the partitioned flowgraph. The first target machine is iWarp, a multicomputer system developed jointly by Intel and Carnegie Mellon."