Cilk

From Free Software Directory
 
Jump to: navigation, search
[edit]

cilk

http://supertech.lcs.mit.edu/cilk/
Algorithmic language for multi-threaded parallel processing

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 5.4.6 (stable)
released on 9 October 2007

Categories

Related Projects




Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Matteo Frigo Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/cilk-announce
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/cilk-users


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildGNU make
Weak prerequisiteGNU binutils

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 January 2017.



Entry
























Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.