Alfalfa: distributed graph reduction on a hypercube multiprocessor. Alfalfa is implementation of a functional language on the Intel iPSC multiprocessor. It is based on a heterogeneous abstract machine model consisting of both graph reduction and stack oriented execution. Alfalfa consists of two major components, a compiler and a run-time system. The source language, Alfl, contains no constructs that allow the programmer to specify parallelism or synchronization and thus it is the task of the compiler to detect the exploitable parallelism in a program. The run-time system supports dynamic scheduling, interprocessor communication, and storage management. A number of statistics gathered during execution are presented.
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