Improving the Performance of Actor Model Runtime Environments on Multicore and Manycore Platforms

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Provided by: University of Santo Tomas
Topic: Data Centers
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The actor model is present in many systems that demand substantial computing resources which are often provided by multi-core and multiprocessor platforms such as Non-Uniform Memory Access architectures (NUMA) and manycore processors. Yet, no mainstream actor model Runtime Environment (RE) currently in use takes into account the hierarchical memory characteristics of these platforms. These REs essentially assume a flat-memory space therefore not performing as well as they could. In this paper the authors present their proposal to improve the performance of these systems.
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