Date of Award

Fall 1993

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

Mary M. Eshaghian

Second Advisor

Daniel Y. Chao

Third Advisor

David T. Wang


In this thesis, a demostration of the heterogeneous use of two programming paradigms for heterogeneous computing called Cluster-M and HAsC is presented. Both paradigms can efficiently support heterogeneous networks by preserving a level of abstraction which does not include any architecture mapping details. Furthermore, they are both machine independent and hence are scalable. Unlike, almost all existing heterogeneous orchestration tools which are MIMD based, HAsC is based on the fundamental concepts of SIMD associative computing. HAsC models a heterogeneous network as a coarse grained associative computer and is designed to optimize the execution of problems with large ratios of computations to instructions. Ease of programming and execution speed, not the utilization of idle resources are the primary goals of HAsC On the other hand, Cluster-M is a generic technique that can be applied to both coarse grained as well as fine grained networks. Cluster-M provides an environment for porting various tasks onto the machines in a heterogeneous suite such that resources utilization is maximized and the overall execution time is minimized. An illustration of how these two paradigms can be used together to provide an efficient medium for heterogeneous programming is included. Finally, their scalability is discussed.