PASSION Runtime Library for parallel I/O

R. Thakur, R. Bordawekar, A. Choudhary, R. Ponnusamy, T. Singh

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We are developing a compiler and runtime support system called PASSION: Parallel and Scalable Software for Input-Output. PASSION provides software support for I/O intensive out-of-core loosely synchronous problems. This paper gives an overview of the PASSION Runtime Library and describes two of the optimizations incorporated in it, namely data prefetching and data sieving. Performance improvements provided by these optimizations on the Intel Touchstone Delta are discussed together with an out-of-core median filtering application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference, SPLC 1994
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818668954, 9780818668951
StatePublished - 1994
Event1994 Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference, SPLC 1994 - Mississippi State, United States
Duration: Oct 12 1994Oct 14 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings - Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference, SPLC 1994


Conference1994 Scalable Parallel Libraries Conference, SPLC 1994
CountryUnited States
CityMississippi State

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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