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Mapping applications onto parallel platforms is a challenging problem, that becomes even more difficult when platforms are heterogeneous –nowadays a standard assumption. A high-level approach to parallel programming not only eases the application developer's task, but it also provides additional information which can help realize an efficient mapping of the… (More)
This paper deals with optimal strategies to place replicas in tree networks, with the double objective to minimize the total cost of the servers, and/or to optimize power consumption. The client requests are known beforehand, and some servers are assumed to pre-exist in the tree. Without power consumption constraints, the total cost is an arbitrary function… (More)
In this paper, we focus on computing the throughput of replicated workflows. Given a streaming application whose dependence graph is a linear chain, and a mapping of this application onto a fully heterogeneous platform, how can we compute the optimal throughput, or equivalently the minimal period? The problem is easy when workflow stages are not replicated,… (More)
We investigate the routing of communications in chip multiprocessors (CMPs). The goal is to find a valid routing in the sense that the amount of data routed between two neighboring cores does not exceed the maximum link bandwidth while the power dissipated by communications is minimized. Our position is at the system level: we assume that several… (More)
Sustained-release fampridine (fampridine-SR) improves gait velocity and self-perceived capacities in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, little is known about the treatment's effect on temporospatial gait parameters, walking endurance, general fatigue, hand function and quality of life (QoL). We therefore sought to evaluate these parameters in a… (More)
The virucidal and antiviral photoactivities of three compounds, hypericin, tetrabromohypericin and gymnochrome B, were evaluated against dengue viruses. All the three products were active, and both the virucidal and antiviral activities were enhanced by light. Gymnochrome B was more potent than hypericin and tetrabromohypericin. The presence of the side… (More)
We present an overview of eSkel, a library for skeletal parallel programming. eSkel aims to maximise the conceptual flexibility afforded by its component skeletons and to facilitate dynamic selection of skeleton compositions. We present simple examples which illustrate these properties , and discuss the implementation challenges which the model poses.