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cilk

http://supertech.lcs.mit.edu/cilk/
Cilk is designed for general purpose parallel programming, but it is especially effective for exploiting dynamic asynchronous, parallelism. The current release runs on symmetric multiprocessor machines that support Posix threads, GNU make, and gcc. You can also run Cilk on uniprocessor machines, which is useful for development and debugging, although you won't get any parallel speedup. According to cilk, a programmer should structure a program to expose parallelism and exploit locality, leaving the runtime system to schedule the computation to run efficiently. Thus, the runtime system handles details like load balancing, paging, and communication protocols. Unlike other multithreaded languages, however, cilk is algorithmic in that the runtime system guarantees efficient and predictable performance.

Documentation

On line reference manual available from http://supertech.lcs.mit.edu/cilk/manual-5.3.2.pdf


Download

Download version 5.3.2 (stable)
released on 18 May 2002

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Matteo Frigo Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/cilk-announce
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/cilk-users


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU make
Weak prerequisite GNU binutils

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.



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