Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.10)
Jacob M. Kurzer , University of Richmond
Cosmin Pancratov , University of Richmond
Matthew L. Trawick , University of Richmond
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2008.126
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.
computer architecture, cache, memory system, locality
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