Fractal: A Software Toolchain for Mapping Applications to Diverse, Heterogeneous Architectures

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Authors:Sheaffer, Jeremy, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Skadron, Kevin, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

We present Fractal, and API for programming parallel workloads on multithreaded and multicore architectures. Fractal schedules threads on processors with cache configuration in mind in order to minimize cache misses. Fractal achieves speedups of nearly 2x on Sun NIAGRA, while processors with less hyperthreading see less impressive performance improvements.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Sheaffer, Jeremy, and Kevin Skadron. "Fractal: A Software Toolchain for Mapping Applications to Diverse, Heterogeneous Architectures." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2011).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2011