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ENabling technologies for a programmable many-CORE

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Design complexity and power density implications stopped the trend towards faster single-core processors. The current trend is to double the core count every 18 months, leading to chips with 100+ cores in 10-15 years. Developing parallel applications to harness such multicores is the key challenge for scalable computing systems. The ENCORE project [1] aims at achieving a breakthrough on the usability, code portability, and performance scalability of such multicores.

Here at TU Berlin, the ENCORE project work focuses on two particular aspects: On the one hand, we develop hardware to support and accelerate the task-based ENCORE programming model, and on the other hand, we use this programming model to demonstrate how widely known and real-world applications can be parallelized in an easy and efficient way. These two aspects directly reflect through the ongoing project activies.

Activities and Subprojects

  • Nexus++ [2]: A Hardware Task Management System for Multicore Systems
  • High Performance Video Coding [3]
  • Development of a Benchmark Suite [4] for Evaluating Parallel Programming Models

People involved

  • Tamer Dallou [5]
  • Chi Ching Chi [6]
  • Michael Andersch [7]
  • Prof. Dr. Ben Juurlink [8]

Publications

Using OpenMP Superscalar for Parallelization of Embedded and Consumer Applications
Citation key andersch:samos12
Author Michael Andersch and Chi Ching Chi and Ben Juurlink
Title of Book Proceedings of the International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation
Year 2012
Link to publication [9] Download Bibtex entry [10]
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