Márcio Bastos Castro

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Currently, parallel platforms based on large scale hierarchical shared memory multiprocessors with Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) are becoming a trend in scientific High Performance Computing (HPC). Due to their memory access constraints, these platforms require a very careful data distribution. Many solutions were proposed to resolve this issue. However,(More)
Thread mapping has been extensively used as a technique to efficiently exploit memory hierarchy on modern chip-multiprocessors. It places threads on cores in order to amortize memory latency and/or to reduce memory contention. However, efficient thread mapping relies upon matching application behavior with system characteristics. Particularly, Software(More)
Ursolic acid (UA) and oleanolic acid (OA) are pentacyclic triterpenoid compounds found in plants used in the human diet and in medicinal herbs, in the form of aglycones or as the free acid. These compounds are known for their hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hypoglycemic, antimutagenic, antioxidant, and antifertility activities. In the(More)
OBJECTIVE Ocular conjunctivas of healthy dogs were studied by conjunctival impression cytology for evaluation of feasibility, protocol standardization, and normal cytologic pattern recognition of this technique. ANIMALS STUDIED Twenty healthy, adult, cross-breed dogs. PROCEDURES Samples of the bulbar conjunctiva were collected after instillation of(More)
On numerical scientific High Performance Computing (HPC), Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) platforms are now commonplace. On such platforms, the memory affinity management remains an important concern in order to overcome the memory wall problem. Prior solutions have presented some drawbacks such as machine dependency and a limited set of memory policies.(More)
In geophysics, the appropriate subdivision of a region into segments is extremely important. ICTM (Interval Categorizer Tesselation Model) is an application that categorizes geographic regions using information extracted from satellite images. The categorization of large regions is a computational intensive problem, what justifies the proposal and(More)
The exponential growth in processor performance seems to have reached a turning point. Nowadays, energy efficiency is as important as performance and has become a critical aspect to the development of scalable systems. These strict energy constraints paved the way for the development of multi and manycore processors. Research on the performance and the(More)