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Accelerating sequential programs using FastFlow and self-offloading

Aldinucci, Marco and Danelutto, Marco and Kilpatrick, Peter and Meneghin, Massimiliano and Torquati, Massimo (2010) Accelerating sequential programs using FastFlow and self-offloading. Technical Report del Dipartimento di Informatica . Università di Pisa, Pisa, IT.

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    <p class="MsoPlainText" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">FastFlow is a programming environment specifically targeting cache-coherent shared-memory multi-cores. FastFlow is implemented as a stack of C++ template libraries built on top of lock-free (fence-free) synchronization mechanisms. In this paper we present a further evolution of FastFlow enabling programmers to offload part of their workload on a dynamically created software accelerator running on unused CPUs. The offloaded function can be easily derived from pre-existing sequential code. We emphasize in particular the effective trade-off between human productivity and execution efficiency of the approach.</font></font></p>

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Multi-core, parallel programming, streaming, skeletons, accelerator, non-blocking, synchronization, lock-free, function offload
    Subjects: Area01 - Scienze matematiche e informatiche > INF/01 - Informatica
    Divisions: Dipartimenti (until 2012) > DIPARTIMENTO DI INFORMATICA
    Depositing User: dott.ssa Sandra Faita
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 14:35
    Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 14:35
    URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/2247

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