DeNovoND: Efficient Hardware Support for Disciplined Non-Determinism

Recent work has shown that disciplined shared-memory programming models that provide deterministic-by-default semantics can simplify both parallel software and hardware. Specifically, the De-Novo hardware system has shown that the software guarantees of such models can enable simpler, higher performance, and more energy-efficient hardware than the current state-of-the-art for deterministic programs. Many applications, however, contain non-deterministic parts; e.g., using locks synchronization. For commercial hardware to exploit the benefits of DeNovo, it is therefore necessary to extend DeNovo to support non-deterministic applications.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Hardware Date Added: Mar 2013 Format: PDF

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