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Issue No.03 - May/June (2012 vol.32)
pp: 7-16
Wilson W.L. Fung , University of British Columbia
Inderpreet Singh , University of British Columbia
Andrew Brownsword , Electronic Arts
Tor M. Aamodt , University of British Columbia
Programming GPUs is challenging for applications with irregular fine-grained communication between threads. To improve the programmability of GPUs and thus extend their usage to a wider range of applications, the authors propose to enable transactional memory (TM) on GPUs via Kilo TM, a novel hardware TM system that scales to thousands of concurrent transactions.
SIMD processors, hardware-software interface, parallel processors, transactional memory, GPU, KILO TM, fine-grained communication
Wilson W.L. Fung, Inderpreet Singh, Andrew Brownsword, Tor M. Aamodt, "Kilo TM: Hardware Transactional Memory for GPU Architectures", IEEE Micro, vol.32, no. 3, pp. 7-16, May/June 2012, doi:10.1109/MM.2012.16
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