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2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (2009)
Seattle, Washington, USA
July 20, 2009 to July 24, 2009
ISSN: 0730-3157
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3726-9
pp: 579-586
We present a pipelined wavefront parallelization approach for stencil-based computations. Within a fixed spatial domain successive wavefronts are executed by threads scheduled to a multicore processor chip with a shared outer level cache. By re-using data from cache in the successive wavefronts this multicore-aware parallelization strategy employs temporal blocking in a simple and efficient way. We use the Jacobi algorithm in three dimensions as a prototype or stencil-based computations and prove the efficiency of our approach on the latest generations of Intel's x86 quad- and hexa-core processors.
temporal blocking, wavefront parallelization, stencil computations, multicore
Georg Hager, Gerhard Wellein, Markus Wittmann, Thomas Zeiser, Holger Fehske, "Efficient Temporal Blocking for Stencil Computations by Multicore-Aware Wavefront Parallelization", 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, vol. 01, no. , pp. 579-586, 2009, doi:10.1109/COMPSAC.2009.82
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