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dc.contributor.authorKang, Pilsungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:15:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:15:40Z
dc.date.issued2010-08-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08242010-013812en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28783
dc.description.abstractOften times, scientific software needs to be adapted for different execution environments, problem sets, and available resources to ensure its efficiency and reliability. Directly modifying source code to implement adaptation is time-consuming, error-prone, and difficult to manage for today's complex software. This thesis studies modular approaches to implementing program adaptation with existing scientific codes, whereby application-specific adaptation strategies can be implemented in separate code which is then transparently combined with a given program. By using the approaches developed in this thesis, scientific programmers can focus on the design and implementation of adaptation schemes, manage an adaptation code separately from the main program components, and compose an adaptive application whose original capabilities are enhanced in diverse aspects such as application performance and stability. The primary objective of the modular approaches in this study is to provide a language-independent development method of adapting existing scientific software, so that applications written in different languages can be supported when implementing adaptation schemes. In particular, the emphasis is on Fortran, which has been a mainstream language for programming scientific applications. Three research questions are formulated in this thesis, each of which aims to: design and implement high-level abstractions for expressing adaptation strategies, develop a dynamic tuning approach for parallel programs, and support flexible runtime adaptation schemes, respectively. The applicability of the proposed approaches is demonstrated through example applications to real-world scientific software.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartKang_P_D_2010.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectscientic computingen_US
dc.subjectparallel programmingen_US
dc.subjectprogram adaptationen_US
dc.titleModular Implementation of Program Adaptation with Existing Scientific Codesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairVaradarajan, Srinidhien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRibbens, Calvin J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTilevich, Elien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTafti, Danesh K.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08242010-013812/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairRamakrishnan, Narenen_US
dc.date.sdate2010-08-24en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-09-01
dc.date.adate2010-09-01en_US


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