SC14 New Orleans, LA

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

A Framework for Resource Aware Multithreading.


Authors: Sunil Shrestha (University of Delaware), Joseph Manzano (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Andres Marquez (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), John Feo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Guang Gao (University of Delaware)

Best Poster Finalist

Abstract: In this poster, we present a novel methodology that takes into consideration multithreaded many-core designs to increase both intra and inter tile parallelism as well as memory residence on tilable applications. It partly takes advantage of polyhedral analysis and transformation, combined with a highly optimized fine grain tile runtime to exploit parallelism at multiple levels of the memory hierarchy. The main contributions include (1) a framework for multi-hierarchical tiling techniques that takes advantage of intra-tile parallel-start parallelism, (2) a data-flow inspired runtime library that allows the expression of parallelism with an efficient synchronization registry (3) and an efficient memory reuse strategy. Our current implementation shows significant performance improvements on an Intel Xeon Phi board against instances produced by state-of-the-art compiler frameworks for selected loop nests.

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