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Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.10)
pp: 74-79
Jacob M. Kurzer , University of Richmond
Cosmin Pancratov , 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
Jacob M. Kurzer, Cosmin Pancratov, 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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