Dag-Consistent Distributed Shared Memory

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Dag-Consistent Distributed Shared Memory
We introduce dag consistency, a relaxed consistency model for distributed shared memory which is suitable for multithreaded programming. We have implemented dag consistency in software for the Cilk multithreaded runtime system running on a Connection Machine CM5. Our implementation includes a dag-consistent distributed cactus stack for storage allocation. We provide empirical evidence of the flexibility and efficiency of dag consistency for applications that include blocked matrix multiplication, Strassen's matrix multiplication algorithm, and a Barnes-Hut code. Although Cilk schedules the executions of these programs dynamically, their performances are competitive with statically scheduled implementations in the literature. We also prove that the number FP of page faults incurred by a user program runningon P processors can be related to the number F1 of page faults running serially by the formula FP F1 +2Cs, where C is the cache size and s is the number of thread migrations exe...
Robert D. Blumofe, Matteo Frigo, Christopher F. Jo
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where IPPS
Authors Robert D. Blumofe, Matteo Frigo, Christopher F. Joerg, Charles E. Leiserson, Keith H. Randall
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