Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Glenn R Luecke
Unied Parallel C (UPC) is a language used to write parallel programs for shared and distributed memory parallel computers. UPC-CHECK is a scalable tool developed to automatically detect argument errors in UPC functions and deadlocks in UPC programs at run-time and issue high quality error messages to help programmers quickly x those errors. The tool is easy to use and involves merely replacing the compiler command with upc-check. The tool uses a novel distributed algorithm for detecting argument and deadlock errors in collective operations. The run-time complexity of the algorithm has been proven to be O(1). The algorithm has been extended to detect deadlocks created involving locks with a run-time complexity of O(T), where T is the number of threads waiting to acquire a lock. Error messages issued by UPC-CHECK were evaluated using the UPC RTED test suite for argument errors
in UPC functions and deadlocks. Results of these tests show that the error messages issued by UPC-CHECK for these tests are excellent. The scalability of all the algorithms used was demonstrated using performance-evaluation test programs and the UPC NAS Parallel Benchmarks.
Roy, Indranil, "UPC-CHECK: A scalable tool for detecting run-time errors in Unified Parallel C" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12449.