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Modeling Non-deterministic C Code with Active Objects

Nathan Wasser
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Asmae Heydari Tabar
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Cheap and ubiquitous availability of multi-processor hardware provides a strong incentive to parallelize existing software. We aim to annotate existing sequential applications written in C with OpenMP directives that can be processed by compilers on high performance parallel computers. We adopt a model-based approach, where from sequential C-code a software model is extracted in a largely automatic fashion. The target is the modeling language ABS (Abstract Behavioral Specification), an active objects-language with formal semantics. ABS has been designed to be statically analyzable. We focus on the first stages of model-based parallelization: model extraction and validation. We define a behavior-preserving, fully automatic translation of a large fragment of sequential C that explicitly renders all possible execution sequences, then use automated test case generation to produce validation test cases.
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hal-03769132 , version 1 (05-09-2022)

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Nathan Wasser, Asmae Heydari Tabar, Reiner Hahnle. Modeling Non-deterministic C Code with Active Objects. 8th International Conference on Fundamentals of Software Engineering (FSEN), May 2019, Tehran, Iran. pp.213-227, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-31517-7_15⟩. ⟨hal-03769132⟩
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