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CuPit - a parallel language for neural algorithms: language reference and tutorial

Prechelt, Lutz


CuPit is a parallel programming language with two main design

1. to allow the simple, problem-adequate formulation of
learning algorithms for neural networks with focus on
algorithms that change the topology of the underlying
neural network during the learning process and
2. to allow the generation of efficient code for massively
parallel machines from a completely machine-independent program
description, in particular to maximize both data locality and

load balancing even for irregular neural networks.
The idea to achieve these goals lies in the programming model:
CuPit programs are object-centered, with connections and nodes
of a graph (which is the neural network) being the objects.
Algorithms are based on parallel local computations in the
nodes and connections and communication along the connections
(plus broadcast and reduction operations).
This report describes the design considerations and the
resulting language definition and discusses in detail a
tutorial example program.

Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Publikationstyp Buch
Publikationsjahr 1994
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-AAA40942
KITopen-ID: 4094
Erscheinungsvermerk Karlsruhe 1994. (Interner Bericht. Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe. 1994,4.)
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