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The MuSE system: A flexible combination of on-stack execution and work-stealing

  • Markus Leberecht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1586)

Abstract

Executing subordinate activities by pushing return addresses on the stack is the most efficient working mode for sequential programs. It is supported by all current processors, yet in most cases is inappropriate for parallel execution of indepented threads of control. This paper describes an approach of dynamically switching between efficient on-stack execution of sequential threads and off-stack spawning of parallel activities. The presented method allows to incorporate work-stealing into the scheduler, letting the system profit from its near-to-optimal loadbalancing properties.

Key words

Multithreading Work-Stealing Scalable Coherent Interface PC Cluster 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Leberecht
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  1. 1.Institut für Informatik Lehrstuhl für Rechnertechnik und Rechnerorganisation (LRR-TUM)Technische Universität MünchenGermany

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