Measurements to aid user programmers in writing efficient programs for a single-instruction-stream, multiple-data-stream (SIMD) computer such as ILLIAC IV, PEPE, or MAP are described. Applications of some of these measurements to determine when a program could effectively be implemented on a conventional sequential computer are also discussed. An archetype hardware monitor to obtain the desired measurements is also outlined.
Nutt, Gary J., "Measuring User Programs for a SIMD Processor ; CU-CS-089-76" (1976). Computer Science Technical Reports. 87.