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Gastvortrag von Prof. Walter Tichy


Am 27.5.2010 findet im Rahmen des Kolloquiums des Elitestudiengangs Software Engineering ein Gastvortrag von Prof. Walter Tichy vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie statt. Der Vortrag beginn um 17:00 Uhr in Raum 1057N.
Am 27.5.2010 findet im Rahmen des Kolloquiums des Elitestudiengangs Software Engineering ein Gastvortrag von Prof. Walter Tichy vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie statt. Der Vortrag beginn um 17:00 Uhr in Raum 1057N.

Titel:

Engineering Parallel Applications with Tunable Architectures

Abstract:

Current multicore computers differ in many hardware characteristics. Software developers thus hand-tune their parallel programs for a specific platform to achieve the best performance; this is tedious and leads to non-portable code. Although the software architecture also requires adaptation to achieve best performance, it is rarely modified because of the additional implementation effort. The Tunable Architectures approach proposed in this paper automates the architecture adaptation of parallel programs and uses an auto-tuner to find the best-performing software architecture for a particular machine. We introduce a new architecture description language based on parallel patterns and a framework to express architecture variants in a generic way.
Several case studies demonstrate significant performance improvements due to architecture tuning and show the applicability of our approach to industrial applications. Software developers are exposed to less parallel programming complexity, thus making the approach attractive for experts as well as inexperienced parallel programmers.

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