Guest Editors
José M. F. Moura, David A. Padua, Jack Dongarra, and Franz Franchetti
Publication Date
November 2018

From High Level Specification to High Performance Code

Guest Editors:

  • José M. F. Moura, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • David A. Padua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
  • Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


This special issue covers recent advances on program translation, software synthesis, and automatic performance tuning in the context of compilers and library generators, performance engineering, program generation, domain-specific languages, and hardware synthesis. It covers the range of machines from small scale (mobile/cell phone) level to the largest supercomputer installations and show that the underlying problems and techniques are remarkably similar.

Publication Date: November 2018

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017