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The Agglomeration Stage

After partitioning and communication: Algorithm not efficient on real computers.

Combine tasks into larger tasks

  1. Increase task granularity.
    Reduce communication costs.
  2. Retain design flexibility.
    Scalability and mapping decisions.
  3. Reduce engineering costs.
    Development overhead.
(See Foster, Figure 2.11)
Author: Wolfgang Schreiner
Last modification: November 15, 1996