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A Review of Parallelization Tools and Introduction to Easypar

Author(s): Sudhakar Sah | Vinay G. Vaidya

Journal: International Journal of Computer Applications
ISSN 0975-8887

Volume: 56;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Interactive Parallelization | Parallel Program Assist | Automatic Parallelization | Parallel Programming Tools | Multicore

Multicore processors have paved the way to increase the performance of any application by the virtue of benefits of parallelization. However, exploiting parallelism from a program is not easy, as it requires parallel programming expertise. In addition, manual parallelization is a cumbersome, time consuming and inefficient process. A number of tools proposed in the past ease the effort of parallel programming. This paper presents a classification of such parallelization tools. The classification is based on different eras of tool development, role playedby these tools in various parallelization stages, and features provided by parallel program assistance tools. Classification of tools concludes with a discussion on requirements of futuristic parallelization tools. Finally, this paper proposesour on-going work about the development of a parallel program assistance tool called EasyPar, which is a parallel program assistance tool.
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