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ICFP 2018
Sun 23 - Sat 29 September 2018 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Sat 29 Sep 2018 10:20 - 11:20 at New York Central - Morning Session 2 Chair(s): Kei Davis

This case study examines the data-parallel functional implementation of three algorithms: generation of quasi-random Sobol numbers, breadth-first search, and calibration of Heston market parameters via a least-squares procedure. We show that while all these problems permit elegant functional implementations, good performance depends on subtle issues that must be confronted in both the implementations of the algorithms themselves, as well as the compiler that is responsible for ultimately generating high-performance code. In particular, we demonstrate the utility of strength-reducing ``chunking'' combinators that permit efficient sequentialisation of excess parallelism, study the efficient implementation of an irregular algorithm without sacrificing parallelism, and argue for the utility of nested regular data parallelism.

Sat 29 Sep

10:20 - 12:15: FHPC 2018 - Morning Session 2 at New York Central
Chair(s): Kei DavisLos Alamos National Laboratory
FHPC-2018-papers10:20 - 11:20
Troels HenriksenUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark, Martin ElsmanUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark, Cosmin OanceaUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark
FHPC-2018-papers11:20 - 12:05