Marco Mantovani

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Software optimization for multicore architectures is one of the most critical challenges in today's high-end computing. In this paper we focus on a well-known multicore platform, namely the Cell BE processor, and we address the problem of allocating and scheduling its processors, communication channels and memories, with the goal of minimizing application(More)
A stochastic background of gravitational waves is expected to arise from a superposition of a large number of unresolved gravitational-wave sources of astrophysical and cosmological origin. It should carry unique signatures from the earliest epochs in the evolution of the Universe, inaccessible to standard astrophysical observations. Direct measurements of(More)
Pairwise stability (Jackson and Wolinsky, 1996) is the standard stability concept in network formation. It assumes myopic behavior of the agents in the sense that they do not forecast how others might react to their actions. Assuming that agents are farsighted, related stability concepts have been proposed. We design a simple network formation experiment to(More)
Pairwise stability Jackson and Wolinsky [1996] is the standard stability concept in network formation. It assumes myopic behavior of the agents in the sense that they do not forecast how others might react to their actions. Assuming that agents are perfectly farsighted, related stability concepts have been proposed. We design a simple network formation(More)
In the last years a research project aimed at the assessment of the landslide hazard and susceptibility in the high Cordevole river basin (Eastern Dolomites, Italy) have been carried out. The hazard map was made adopting the Swiss Confederation semi-deterministic approach that takes into account parameters such as velocity, geometry and frequency of(More)
Java is a very popular execution environment for embeddedsystems platforms. However, current industrial and research implementationfocus on single-processor platforms. In this paperwe analyze a prototype parallel Java Virtual Machine implementationtargeted to a symmetric multi-core architecture using sharedmemory communication. We focus on performance and(More)
Gravitational waves from a variety of sources are predicted to superpose to create a stochastic background. This background is expected to contain unique information from throughout the history of the Universe that is unavailable through standard electromagnetic observations, making its study of fundamental importance to understanding the evolution of the(More)
The gravitational-wave (GW) sky may include nearby pointlike sources as well as stochastic backgrounds. We perform two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources. Finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs, we present 90% confidence(More)
Location intelligence is a set of tools and techniques to integrate a geographical dimension into BI platforms, aimed at enhancing their capability of better monitoring and interpreting business events. Though most commercial data warehouse tools have implemented spatial extensions to support GIS integration, the user experience with spatial data is still(More)