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A Study of a Software Cache Implementation of the OpenMP Memory Model for Multicore and Manycore Architectures

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A Study of a Software Cache Implementation of the OpenMP Memory Model for Multicore and Manycore Architectures
Abstract. This paper is motivated by the desire to provide an efficient and scalable software cache implementation of OpenMP on multicore and manycore architectures in general, and on the IBM CELL architecture in particular. In this paper, we propose an instantiation of the OpenMP memory model with the following advantages: (1) The proposed instantiation prohibits undefined values that may cause problems of safety, security, programming and debugging. (2) The proposed instantiation is scalable with respect to the number of threads because it does not rely on communication among threads or a centralized directory that maintains consistency of multiple copies of each shared variable. (3) The proposed instantiation avoids the ambiguity of the original memory model definition proposed on the OpenMP Specification 3.0. We also introduce a new cache protocol for this instantiation, which can be implemented as a software-controlled cache. Experimental results on the Cell Broadband Engine show ...
Chen Chen, Joseph B. Manzano, Ge Gan, Guang R. Gao
Added 09 Nov 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where EUROPAR
Authors Chen Chen, Joseph B. Manzano, Ge Gan, Guang R. Gao, Vivek Sarkar
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