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Program Parallelization in Comments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039471D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Darema-Rogers, F Norton, VA Pfister, GF So, K [+details]

Abstract

A technique for permitting a multiprocessing system, such as EPEX, to identify the parallel work in a program without inserting high level specifications directly into the program is provided and comprises: reserving a control character for indicating to a preprocessor the location of high level parallelization specifications; and placing the parallelizing specifications into comment lines containing the control character before and/or after a section of the code in the program, such that the preprocessor can convert the section of the code into a corresponding parallelized section.