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Programming Multicores: Do Applications Programmers Need to Write Explicitly Parallel Programs?
May/June 2010 (vol. 30 no. 3)
pp. 19-33
Arvind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David August, Princeton University
Keshav Pingali, University of Texas at Austin
Derek Chiou, University of Texas at Austin
Resit Sendag, University of Rhode Island
Joshua J. Yi, University of Texas School of Law

In this panel discussion from the 2009 Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions, David August and Keshav Pingali debate whether explicitly parallel programming is a necessary evil for applications programmers, assess the current state of parallel programming models, and discuss possible routes toward finding the programming model for the multicore era.

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Index Terms:
multicore programming, parallel programming, explicit parallelism, implicit parallelism, parallelizing compilers, dynamic parallelization, multiprocessors, multicores, hardware
Citation:
Arvind , David August, Keshav Pingali, Derek Chiou, Resit Sendag, Joshua J. Yi, "Programming Multicores: Do Applications Programmers Need to Write Explicitly Parallel Programs?," IEEE Micro, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 19-33, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.54
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