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Coding Single Processor Routines in HPF

This annex defines a set of conventions for writing code in which an instance of a subprogram executes on only one processor (of which there may be more than one).

If a program unit has extrinsic kind HPF_SERIAL, an HPF compiler should assume that the subprogram is coded to be executed on a single processor. From the point of view of a global HPF caller, the HPF_SERIAL procedure behaves the same as an identically coded HPF procedure would. Differences might only arise in implementation-specific behavior (such as the performance).

The EXTRINSIC mechanism, which allows an HPF programmer to declare a calling interface to a non-HPF subprogram, is described in Section of the HPF specification.
Thu Dec 8 16:17:11 CST 1994