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Meaning of HIGH PERFORMANCE FORTRAN

 
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(HPF) A data parallel language extension to fortran 90 which provides a portable programming interface for a wide variety of target platforms. The original HPF language specification was produced by the High Performance Fortran Forum, a broad consortium of industry and academia, which met regularly throughout 1992 and early 1993. HPF compilers are now available on most commonly-used computing systems, and users are beginning to gain first hand experience with this language. The Forum has continued to meet in order to address advanced topics.

hpf+ at vienna.

["High Performance Fortran: Status Report", G.L. Steele Jr <gls@think.com>, SIGPLAN Notices 28(1):1-4 (Jan 1993)].

 

 

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