Kuchcinski, K. and Peng, Z. (1987). Parallelism Extraction from Sequential Programs for VLSI Applications. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-87-20, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Also published in Microprocessing and Microprogramming, the Euromicro Journal, 1988. (bibtex),
Abstract: The paper describes a new approach for automatic extraction of parallelism from sequential programs. The proposed method translates first the sequential programs to their intermediate ETPN (extended timed Petri net) representation and then extracts parallel operations by data dependency analysis. The data dependency analysis is carried out iteratively using interval partitioning and place composition techniques so as to reduce the extraction algorithm complexity. The parallel algorithms produced by the extraction process can then be optimized and improved by an iterative improvement algorithm driven by an optimization strategy and finally implemented directly in VLSI.
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