Thread Creation for Self-aware Parallel Systems

  • Martin Schindewolf
  • Oliver Mattes
  • Wolfgang Karl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6310)

Abstract

Upcoming computer architectures will be built out of hundreds of heterogeneous components, posing an obstacle for efficient central management of system resources. Thus, distributed management schemes, such as Self-aware Memory, gain importance. The goal of this work is to establish a POSIX-like thread model in a distributed system, to enable a smooth upgrade path for legacy software. Throughout this paper, design and implementation of protocol enhancements of the SaM protocol are outlined. This paper studies the overhead of thread creation and presents first performance numbers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Schindewolf
    • 1
  • Oliver Mattes
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Karl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science & EngineeringKIT – Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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