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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2010 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 60-70
M. Aater Suleman , University of Texas at Austin
Onur Mutlu , Carnegie Mellon University
Moinuddin K. Qureshi , IBM Research
Yale N. Patt , University of Texas at Austin
<p>Contention for critical sections can reduce performance and scalability by causing thread serialization. The proposed accelerated critical sections mechanism reduces this limitation. ACS executes critical sections on the high-performance core of an asymmetric chip multiprocessor (ACMP), which can execute them faster than the smaller cores can.</p>
multicore, CMP, critical sections, heterogeneous cores, parallel programming, locks, serialization

M. K. Qureshi, M. A. Suleman, O. Mutlu and Y. N. Patt, "Accelerating Critical Section Execution with Asymmetric Multicore Architectures," in IEEE Micro, vol. 30, no. , pp. 60-70, 2010.
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