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Fast Address Translation Techniques for Distributed Shared Memory Compilers

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Fast Address Translation Techniques for Distributed Shared Memory Compilers
The Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) model is designed to leverage the ease of programming of the shared memory paradigm, while enabling the highperformance by expressing locality as in the messagepassing model. Experience, however, has shown that DSM programming languages, such as UPC, may be unable to deliver the expected high level of performance. Initial investigations have shown that among the major reasons is the overhead of translating from the UPC memory model to the target architecture virtual addresses space, which can be very costly. Experimental measurements have shown this overhead increasing execution time by up to three orders of magnitude. Previous work has also shown that some of this overhead can be avoided by hand-tuning, which on the other hand can significantly decrease the UPC ease of use. In addition, such tuning can only improve the performance of local shared accesses but not remote shared accesses. Therefore, a new technique that resembles the Translation Look...
François Cantonnet, Tarek A. El-Ghazawi, Pa
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where IPPS
Authors François Cantonnet, Tarek A. El-Ghazawi, Pascal Lorenz, Jaafar Gaber
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