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Title: UPC++ Specification v1.0, Draft 6

Abstract

UPC++ is a C++11 library providing classes and functions that support Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming. We are revising the library under the auspices of the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, to meet the needs of applications requiring PGAS support. UPC++ is intended for implementing elaborate distributed data structures where communication is irregular or fine-grained. The UPC++ interfaces for moving non-contiguous data and handling memories with different optimal access methods are composable and similar to those used in conventional C++. The UPC++ programmer can expect communication to run at close to hardware speeds. The key facilities in UPC++ are global pointers, that enable the programmer to express ownership information for improving locality, one-sided communication, both put/get and RPC, futures and continuations. Futures capture data readiness state, which is useful in making scheduling decisions, and continuations provide for completion handling via callbacks. Together, these enable the programmer to chain together a DAG of operations to execute asynchronously as high-latency dependencies become satisfied.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
OSTI Identifier:
1430689
Report Number(s):
LBNL-2001135
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DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Bachan, J., Baden, Scott, Bonachea, Dan, Hargrove, Paul, Hofmeyr, S., Ibrahim, Khaled, Jacquelin, M., Kamil, Amir, Lelbach, B., and van Straalen, B. UPC++ Specification v1.0, Draft 6. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1430689.
Bachan, J., Baden, Scott, Bonachea, Dan, Hargrove, Paul, Hofmeyr, S., Ibrahim, Khaled, Jacquelin, M., Kamil, Amir, Lelbach, B., & van Straalen, B. UPC++ Specification v1.0, Draft 6. United States. doi:10.2172/1430689.
Bachan, J., Baden, Scott, Bonachea, Dan, Hargrove, Paul, Hofmeyr, S., Ibrahim, Khaled, Jacquelin, M., Kamil, Amir, Lelbach, B., and van Straalen, B. Mon . "UPC++ Specification v1.0, Draft 6". United States. doi:10.2172/1430689. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1430689.
@article{osti_1430689,
title = {UPC++ Specification v1.0, Draft 6},
author = {Bachan, J. and Baden, Scott and Bonachea, Dan and Hargrove, Paul and Hofmeyr, S. and Ibrahim, Khaled and Jacquelin, M. and Kamil, Amir and Lelbach, B. and van Straalen, B.},
abstractNote = {UPC++ is a C++11 library providing classes and functions that support Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming. We are revising the library under the auspices of the DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, to meet the needs of applications requiring PGAS support. UPC++ is intended for implementing elaborate distributed data structures where communication is irregular or fine-grained. The UPC++ interfaces for moving non-contiguous data and handling memories with different optimal access methods are composable and similar to those used in conventional C++. The UPC++ programmer can expect communication to run at close to hardware speeds. The key facilities in UPC++ are global pointers, that enable the programmer to express ownership information for improving locality, one-sided communication, both put/get and RPC, futures and continuations. Futures capture data readiness state, which is useful in making scheduling decisions, and continuations provide for completion handling via callbacks. Together, these enable the programmer to chain together a DAG of operations to execute asynchronously as high-latency dependencies become satisfied.},
doi = {10.2172/1430689},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Mon Mar 26 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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