Sciweavers

Share
SIGMETRICS
2010
ACM

Towards architecture independent metrics for multicore performance analysis

8 years 6 months ago
Towards architecture independent metrics for multicore performance analysis
The prevalence of multicore architectures has made the performance analysis of multithreaded applications an intriguing area of inquiry. An understanding of locality effects and communication behavior can provide programmers with valuable information about performance bottlenecks and opportunities for optimization. Unfortunately, most performance analyses are architecture dependent, and hence insights gleaned from an application's behavior on one platform may not apply when the application is run on another. In this position paper, we argue that what is needed are architecture independent metrics that characterize the behavior of an application in a system-agnostic manner. Such metrics will allow a program's performance to be analyzed across a range of architectures without incurring the overhead of repeated profiling and analysis. We propose two specific analyses: multicore-aware reuse distance, which captures the locality properties of an application and communication anal...
Milind Kulkarni, Vijay S. Pai, Derek L. Schuff
Added 21 May 2011
Updated 21 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SIGMETRICS
Authors Milind Kulkarni, Vijay S. Pai, Derek L. Schuff
Comments (0)
books