Harlan is a declarative, domain specific language for programming GPUs. This project serves primarily as a testbed for implementation and optimization techniques. The language is intentionally small, in order to simplify the process of exploring new analyses and optimizations.
Harlan is known to build and run on the following operating systems.
- Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
- Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
- Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
- Various flavors of Linux
Others will probably work as well.
Harlan requires an OpenCL implementation as well as Petite Chez Scheme. Below are several OpenCL implementations that should work.
Petite Cheze Scheme can be downloaded from http://www.scheme.com/download.
Once all the prerequisites are installed, you can compile and run the test suite as follows.
If the tests are successful, you will see the following at the end of all the output:
All tests succeeded.
The test programs are available in the
test directory. End-to-end
test programs have the
.kfc extension. Other extensions represent
code that is valid at various intermediate passes in the compiler.
Make puts test binaries in the
test.bin directory, and also saves
output from test programs here. Programs may be run directly from this
directory for easier debugging.
Harlan programs can be compiled manually as follows.
For debugging purposes, the
-v flag can be used.
./harlanc -v hello.kfc
This causes the compiler to write out the intermediate results from each compiler pass.
Assuming the Harlan compiler is successful, the compiler will produce
an executable based on the program's filename. For example, the
previous example will produce the file
hello, which can be executed
The official Harlan documentation is currently held in the Harlan Wiki.
The Harlan mailing list is harlan-dev. Feel free to join this group and ask questions of the Harlan developers and other Harlan users.