Data Parallel Haskell: a status report

Manuel Chakravarty, Roman Leshchinskiy, Simon Peyton Jones, Gabriele Keller

ACM Sigplan Workshop on Declarative Aspects of Multicore Programming |

We describe the design and current status of our effort to implement the programming model of nested data parallelism into the Glasgow Haskell Compiler. We extended the programming model and its implementation, both of which were first popularised by the NESL language, in terms of expressiveness as well as efficiency of its implementation. Our current aim is to provide a convenient programming environment for SMP parallelism, and especially multicore architectures. Preliminary benchmarks show that we are, at least for some programs, able to achieve good absolute performance and excellent speedups.

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