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Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.10)
pp: 74-79
Cosmin Pancratov , University of Richmond
Jacob M. Kurzer , University of Richmond
Kelly A. Shaw , University of Richmond
Matthew L. Trawick , University of Richmond
ABSTRACT
This three-part series shows how applying knowledge about the underlying computer hardware to the code for a simple but computationally intensive algorithm can significantly improve performance. The final installment focuses on modifying a specific algorithm by applying general principles of efficient programming.
INDEX TERMS
computer architecture, cache, memory system, locality
CITATION
Cosmin Pancratov, Jacob M. Kurzer, Kelly A. Shaw, Matthew L. Trawick, "Why Computer Architecture Matters: Thinking through Trade-offs in Your Code", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.10, no. 5, pp. 74-79, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.126
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