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Friendly Barriers: Efficient Work-Stealing With Return Barriers

Kumar, Vivek; Blackburn, Stephen; Grove, David

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This paper addresses the problem of efficiently supporting parallelism within a managed runtime. A popular approach for exploiting software parallelism on parallel hardware is task parallelism, where the programmer explicitly identifies potential parallelism and the runtime then schedules the work. Work-stealing is a promising scheduling strategy that a runtime may use to keep otherwise idle hardware busy while relieving overloaded hardware of its burden. However, work-stealing comes with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66719
Source: Friendly Barriers: Efficient Work-Stealing With Return Barriers
DOI: 10.1145/2576195.2576207

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