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Assertions also let you choose subroutines that you think are good candidates for inlining. However, subject to its thresholds, the compiler may reject your choices. Inlining could expand the code so much that increased memory activity would claim back gains made by eliminating the procedure call. At higher optimization levels, the compiler is often capable of making its own choices for inlining candidates, provided it can find the source code for the routine under consideration.

Some compilers support a feature called interprocedural analysis . When this is done, the compiler looks across routine boundaries for its data flow analysis. It can perform significant optimizations across routine boundaries, including automatic inlining, constant propagation, and others.

No side effects

Without interprocedural analysis, when looking at a loop, if there is a subroutine call in the middle of the loop, the compiler has to treat the subroutine as if it will have the worst possible side effects. Also, it has to assume that there are dependencies that prevent the routine from executing simultaneously in two different threads.

Many routines (especially functions) don’t have any side effects and can execute quite nicely in separate threads because each thread has its own private call stack and local variables. If the routine is meaty, there will be a great deal of benefit in executing it in parallel.

Your computer may allow you to add a directive that tells you if successive sub-routine calls are independent:


C$ASSERT NO_SIDE_EFFECTS DO I=1,NCALL BIGSTUFF (A,B,C,I,J,K) END DO

Even if the compiler has all the source code, use of common variables or equivalences may mask call independence.

Manual parallelism

At some point, you get tired of giving the compiler advice and hoping that it will reach the conclusion to parallelize your loop. At that point you move into the realm of manual parallelism. Luckily the programming model provided in FORTRAN insulates you from much of the details of exactly how multiple threads are managed at runtime. You generally control explicit parallelism by adding specially formatted comment lines to your source code. There are a wide variety of formats of these directives. In this section, we use the syntax that is part of the OpenMP (see [link] ) standard. You generally find similar capabilities in each of the vendor compilers. The precise syntax varies slightly from vendor to vendor. (That alone is a good reason to have a standard.)

The basic programming model is that you are executing a section of code with either a single thread or multiple threads. The programmer adds a directive to summon additional threads at various points in the code. The most basic construct is called the parallel region .

Parallel regions

In a parallel region, the threads simply appear between two statements of straight-line code. A very trivial example might be the following using the OpenMP directive syntax:


PROGRAM ONE EXTERNAL OMP_GET_THREAD_NUM, OMP_GET_MAX_THREADSINTEGER OMP_GET_THREAD_NUM, OMP_GET_MAX_THREADS IGLOB = OMP_GET_MAX_THREADS()PRINT *,’Hello There’ C$OMP PARALLEL PRIVATE(IAM), SHARED(IGLOB)IAM = OMP_GET_THREAD_NUM() PRINT *, ’I am ’, IAM, ’ of ’, IGLOBC$OMP END PARALLEL PRINT *,’All Done’END

Questions & Answers

are nano particles real
Missy Reply
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Joseph
Hello, if I study Physics teacher in bachelor, can I study Nanotechnology in master?
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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
has a lot of application modern world
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what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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ya I also want to know the raman spectra
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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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Source:  OpenStax, High performance computing. OpenStax CNX. Aug 25, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11136/1.5
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