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16th International Conference on Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2007) (2007)
Brasov, Romania
Sept. 15, 2007 to Sept. 19, 2007
ISSN: 1089-795X
ISBN: 0-7695-2944-5
pp: 407
John Giacomoni , University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Tipp Moseley , University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Manish Vachharajani , University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
ABSTRACT
High-rate core-to-core communication is critical for efficient pipeline-parallel software architectures. This paper introduces FastForward, a software-only low-overhead high-rate queue algorithm for pipeline parallelism on multicore architectures. FastForward uses an architecturallytuned domain-specific adaptation of concurrent lock-free queues to provide low-latency and low-overhead core-to-core communication. Enqueue and dequeue times on a 2 GHz Opteron 270 based system are as low as 36 ns, up to 4x faster than Lamport?s solution.
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T. Moseley, M. Vachharajani and J. Giacomoni, "FastForward for Efficient Pipeline Parallelism," 16th International Conference on Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2007)(PACT), Brasov, Romania, 2007, pp. 407.
doi:10.1109/PACT.2007.36
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