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—Transactional Memory (TM) is emerging as a promising technology to simplify parallel programming. While several TM systems have been proposed in the research literature, we are still missing the tools and workloads necessary to analyze and compare the proposals. Most TM systems have been evaluated using microbenchmarks, which may not be representative of(More)
We propose signature-accelerated transactional memory (SigTM), ahybrid TM system that reduces the overhead of software transactions. SigTM uses hardware signatures to track the read-set and write-set forpending transactions and perform conflict detection between concurrent threads. All other transactional functionality, including dataversioning, is(More)
Transactional memory (TM) provides an easy-to-use and high-performance parallel programming model for the upcoming chip-multiprocessor systems. Several researchers have proposed alternative hardware and software TM implementations. However, the lack of transaction-based programs makes it difficult to understand the merits of each proposal and to tune future(More)
For transactional memory (TM) to achieve widespread acceptance, transactions should not be limited to the physical resources of any specific hardware implementation. TM systems should guarantee correct execution even when transactions exceed scheduling quanta, overflow the capacity of hardware caches and physical memory, or include more independent nesting(More)
Transactional coherence and consistency (TCC) is a novel coherence scheme for shared memory multiprocessors that uses programmer-defined transactions as the fundamental unit of parallel work, synchronization, coherence, and consistency. TCC has the potential to simplify parallel program development and optimization by providing a smooth transition from(More)
Dynamic binary translation (DBT) is a runtime instrumentation technique commonly used to support profiling, optimization, secure execution, and bug detection tools for application binaries. However, DBT frameworks may incorrectly handle multithreaded programs due to races involving updates to the application data and the corresponding metadata maintained by(More)
With the widespread adoption of cloud computing, the ability to record and account for the usage of cloud resources in a credible and verifiable way has become critical for cloud service providers and users alike. The success of such a billing system depends on several factors: The billing transactions must have integrity and nonrepudiation capabilities;(More)
Transactional Coherence and Consistency (TCC) provides a new parallel programming model that uses transactions as the basic unit of parallel work and communication. TCC simplifies the development of correct parallel code because hardware provides transaction atomicity and ordering. Nevertheless, the programmer or a dynamic compiler must still optimize the(More)
Transactional Memory (TM) simplifies parallel programming by allowing for parallel execution of atomic tasks. Thus far, TM systems have focused on implementing transactional state buffering and conflict resolution. Missing is a robust hardware/software interface, not limited to simplistic instructions defining transaction boundaries. Without rich semantics,(More)