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Data structures define how values being computed are stored and accessed within programs. By recognizing what data structures are being used in an application, tools can make applications more robust by enforcing data structure consistency properties, and developers can better understand and more easily modify applications to suit the target architecture(More)
Data structure selection is one of the most critical aspects of developing effective applications. By analyzing data structures' behavior and their interaction with the rest of the application on the underlying architecture, tools can make suggestions for alternative data structures better suited for the program input on which the application runs.(More)
This paper presents a helper thread prefetching scheme that is designed to work on loosely-coupled processors, such as in a standard chip multi-processor (CMP) system and in an intelligent memory system. Loosely-coupled processors have an advantage in that fine-grain resources, such as processor and L1 cache resources, are not contended by the application(More)
In simultaneous multithreading (SMT) multiprocessors, using all the available threads (logical processors) to run a parallel loop is not always beneficial due to the interference between threads and parallel execution overhead. To maximize performance in an SMT multiprocessor, finding the optimal number of threads is important. This paper presents adaptive(More)
—This paper presents a helper thread prefetching scheme that is designed to work on loosely coupled processors, such as in a standard chip multiprocessor (CMP) system or an intelligent memory system. Loosely coupled processors have an advantage in that resources such as processor and L1 cache resources are not contended by the application and helper(More)
Application launching times in embedded systems are more crucial than in general-purpose systems since the response times of embedded applications are significantly affected by the launching times. As general-purpose operating systems are increasingly used in embedded systems, reducing appli-cation launching times are one of the most influential factors for(More)
This paper expands staleness-based memory leak detection by presenting a machine learning-based framework. The proposed framework is based on an idea that object staleness can be better leveraged in regard to similarity of objects; i.e., an object is more likely to have leaked if it shows significantly high staleness not observed from other similar objects(More)
This paper presents Sniper, an automated memory leak detection tool for C/C++ production software. To track the staleness of allocated memory (which is a clue to potential leaks) with little overhead (mostly <3%), Sniper leverages instruction sampling using performance monitoring units available in commodity processors. It also offloads the time- and(More)