ParallelJS: An Execution Framework for JavaScript on Heterogeneous Systems

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
JavaScript has been recognized as one of the most widely used script languages. Optimizations of JavaScript engines on mainstream web browsers enable efficient execution of JavaScript programs on CPUs. However, running JavaScript applications on emerging heterogeneous architectures that feature massively parallel hardware such as GPUs has not been well studied. This paper proposes a framework for flexible mapping of JavaScript onto heterogeneous systems that have both CPUs and GPUs. The framework includes a frontend compiler, a construct library and a runtime system.
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