Multicore Computing: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series)

Multicore Computing: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series)

By: Mohamed Ahmed (editor), Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (editor), Lance Fiondella (editor), Reda A. Ammar (editor)Hardback

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Every area of science and engineering today has to process voluminous data sets. Using exact, or even approximate, algorithms to solve intractable problems in critical areas, such as computational biology, takes time that is exponential in some of the underlying parameters. Parallel computing addresses this issue and has become affordable with the advent of multicore architectures. However, programming multicore machines is much more difficult due to oddities existing in the architectures. Offering insights into different facets of this area, Multicore Computing: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications focuses on the architectures, algorithms, and applications of multicore computing. It will help readers understand the intricacies of these architectures and prepare them to design efficient multicore algorithms. Contributors at the forefront of the field cover the memory hierarchy for multicore and manycore processors, the caching strategy Flexible Set Balancing, the main features of the latest SPARC architecture specification, the Cilk and Cilk++ programming languages, the numerical software library Parallel Linear Algebra Software for Multicore Architectures (PLASMA), and the exact multipattern string matching algorithm of Aho-Corasick. They also describe the architecture and programming model of the NVIDIA Tesla GPU, discuss scheduling directed acyclic graphs onto multi/manycore processors, and evaluate design trade-offs among Intel and AMD multicore processors, IBM Cell Broadband Engine, and NVIDIA GPUs. In addition, the book explains how to design algorithms for the Cell Broadband Engine and how to use the backprojection algorithm for generating images from synthetic aperture radar data.

About Author

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran is the UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technologies at the University of Connecticut. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS and an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. His research interests include bioinformatics, parallel algorithms, data mining, randomized computing, computer simulations, and combinatorial optimization. Lance Fiondella is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He received a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include algorithms, reliability engineering, and risk analysis. Mohamed Ahmed is a program manager at Microsoft Windows Azure Mobile. He received a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include multi/many-cores technologies, high-performance computing, parallel programming, cloud computing, and GPU programming. Reda A. Ammar is a professor and the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Connecticut. He is the president of the International Society of Computers and Their Applications and editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Computers and Their Applications. His primary research interests encompass distributed and high-performance computing and real-time systems.


Memory Hierarchy for Multicore and Manycore Processors Mohamed Zahran and Bushra Ahsan Design Issues Physical Memory Cache Hierarchy Organization Cache Hierarchy Sharing Cache Hierarchy Optimization Cache Coherence Support for Memory Consistency Models Cache Hierarchy in Light of New Technologies Concluding Remarks FSB: A Flexible Set Balancing Strategy for Last Level Caches Mohammad Hammoud, Sangyeun Cho, and Rami Melhem Introduction Motivation and Background Flexible Set Balancing (FSB) Quantitative Evaluation Related Work Conclusions and Future Work The SPARC Processor Architecture Simone Secchi, Antonino Tumeo, and Oreste Villa Introduction The SPARC Instruction Set Architecture Memory Access Synchronization The NIAGARA Processor Architecture Core Micro-Architecture Core Interconnection Memory Subsystem Niagara Evolutions The Cilk and Cilk++ Programming Languages Hans Vandierendonck Abstract Introduction The Cilk Language Implementation Analyzing Parallelism in Cilk Programs Hyperobjects Conclusion Multithreading in the PLASMA Library Jakub Kurzak, Piotr Luszczek, Asim YarKhan, Mathieu Faverge, Julien Langou, Henricus Bouwmeester, and Jack Dongarra Introduction Multithreading in PLASMA Dynamic Scheduling with QUARK Parallel Composition Task Aggregation Nested Parallelism Efficient Aho-Corasick String Matching on Emerging Multicore Architectures Antonino Tumeo, Oreste Villa, Simone Secchi, and Daniel Chavarria-Miranda Introduction Related Work Preliminaries Algorithm Design Experimental Results Conclusions Sorting on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Shibdas Bandyopadhyay and Sartaj Sahni Graphics Processing Units Sorting Numbers on GPUs Sorting Records on GPUs Scheduling DAG Structured Computations Yinglong Xia and Viktor K. Prasanna Introduction Background Related Work Lock-Free Collaborative Scheduling Hierarchical Scheduling with Dynamic Thread Grouping Conclusion Evaluating Multicore Processors and Accelerators for Dense Numerical Computations Seunghwa Kang, Nitin Arora, Aashay Shringarpure, Richard W. Vuduc, and David A. Bader Introduction Interarchitectural Design Trade-Offs Descriptions and Qualitative Analysis of Computational Statistics Kernels Baseline Architecture-Specific Implementations for the Computational Statistics Kernels Experimental Results for the Computational Statistics Kernels Descriptions and Qualitative Analysis of Direct N-Body Kernels Direct N-Body Implementations Experimental Results and Discussion for the Direct N-Body Implementations Conclusions Sorting on the Cell Broadband Engine Shibdas Bandyopadhyay, Dolly Sharma, Reda A. Ammar, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, and Sartaj Sahni The Cell Broadband Engine High-level Strategies for Sorting SPU Vector and Memory Operations Sorting Numbers Sorting Records GPU Matrix Multiplication Junjie Li, Sanjay Ranka, and Sartaj Sahni Introduction GPU Architecture Programming Model Occupancy Single Core Matrix Multiply Multicore Matrix Multiply GPU Matrix Multiply A Comparison Backprojection Algorithms for Multicore and GPU Architectures William Chapman, Sanjay Ranka, Sartaj Sahni, Mark Schmalz, Linda Moore, Uttam Majumder, and Bracy Elton Summary of Backprojection Partitioning Backprojection for Implementation on a GPU Single Core Backprojection GPU Backprojection Conclusion Acknowledgments Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781439854341
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 452
  • ID: 9781439854341
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1439854343

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