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Translating C/C++ applications to a task-based representation
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, PELAB - Programming Environment Laboratory.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

GPU-based heterogeneous architectures have been given much attention recently. How to get optimal performance out of those architectures with affordable programming effort remains a complex challenge. The PEPPHER framework is one possible solution. Within the PEPPHER framework, the StarPU run-time system is used to decrease such programming efforts, and at the same time to ensure near optimal performance by efficient scheduling over such architectures. However, adapting a normal C/C++ application to the StarPU runtime system requires additional programming effort.

This thesis implements and tests a composition tool for automatic adaptation of normal C/C++ applications withPEPPHER components to StarPU. This composition tool requires XML annotation for applications and several trivial changes to applications, which take limited efforts. Our results obtained by three test cases (vector scale, sorting, andmatrix multiplication) show that automatic adaptation works well on different platforms that StarPU supports. It is also shown that besides StarPU’s dynamic composition, this tool facilitates static composition to improve performance portability of normal C/C++ applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Programming effort, performance portability, heterogeneous architecture, PEPPHER, composition tool
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71172ISRN: LIU-IDALITH-EX-A--11/036—SEOAI: diva2:445415
Subject / course
Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
2011-09-26, Donald Knuth, 19:21 (English)
Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-10-03 Last updated: 2011-10-04Bibliographically approved

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