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Runtime optimizations for a Java DSM implementation

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Runtime optimizations for a Java DSM implementation
Jackal is a fine-grained distributed shared memory implementation of the Java programming language. Jackal implements Java’s memory model and allows multithreaded Java programs to run unmodified on distributed-memory systems. This paper focuses on Jackal’s runtime system, which implements a multiple-writer, home-based consistency protocol. Protocol actions are triggered by software access checks that Jackal’s compiler inserts before object and array references. To reduce access-check overhead, the compiler exploits source-level information and performs extensive static analysis to optimize, lift, and remove access checks. We describe optimizations for Jackal’s runtime system, which mainly consist of discovering opportunities to dispense with flushing of cached data. We give performance results for different runtime optimizations, and compare their impact with the impact of one compiler optimization. We find that our runtime optimizations are necessary for good Jackal perfo...
Ronald Veldema, Rutger F. H. Hofman, Raoul Bhoedja
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where JAVA
Authors Ronald Veldema, Rutger F. H. Hofman, Raoul Bhoedjang, Henri E. Bal
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