P. Sadayappan

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We present the design and implementation of an automatic polyhedral source-to-source transformation framework that can optimize regular programs (sequences of possibly imperfectly nested loops) for parallelism and locality simultaneously. Through this work, we show the practicality of analytical model-driven automatic transformation in the polyhedral model(More)
Cache partitioning and sharing is critical to the effective utilization of multicore processors. However, almost all existing studies have been evaluated by simulation that often has several limitations, such as excessive simulation time, absence of OS activities and proneness to simulation inaccuracy. To address these issues, we have taken an efficient(More)
The Rectilinear Steiner Arborescence (RSA) problem is “Given a setN ofn nodes lying in the first quadrant of E2, find the shortest directed tree rooted at the origin, containing all nodes inN, and composed solely of horizontal and vertical arcs oriented only from left to right or from bottom to top.” In this paper we investigate many fundamental properties(More)
Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) offer tremendous computational power. CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) provides a multi-threaded parallel programming model, facilitating high performance implementations of general-purpose computations. However, the explicitly managed memory hierarchy and multi-level parallel view make manual development of(More)
This paper presents an unbalanced tree search (UTS) benchmark designed to evaluate the performance and ease of programming for parallel applications requiring dynamic load balancing. We describe algorithms for building a variety of unbalanced search trees to simulate different forms of load imbalance. We created versions of UTS in two parallel languages,(More)
Although there is wide agreement that backfilling produces significant benefits in scheduling of parallel jobs, there is no clear consensus on which backfilling strategy is preferable should conservative backfilling be used or the more aggressive EASY backfilling scheme. Using tracebased simulation, we show that if performance is viewed within various job(More)
Irregular and dynamic parallel applications pose significant challenges to achieving scalable performance on large-scale multicore clusters. These applications often require ongoing, dynamic load balancing in order to maintain efficiency. Scalable dynamic load balancing on large clusters is a challenging problem which can be addressed with distributed(More)
GPUs are a class of specialized parallel architectures with tremendous computational power. The new Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) programming model from NVIDIA facilitates programming of general purpose applications on their GPUs. However, manual development of high-performance parallel code for GPUs is still very challenging. In this paper, a(More)
Performance optimization of stencil computations has been widely studied in the literature, since they occur in many computationally intensive scientific and engineering applications. Compiler frameworks have also been developed that can transform sequential stencil codes for optimization of data locality and parallelism. However, loop skewing is typically(More)
Several parallel architectures such as GPUs and the Cell processor have fast explicitly managed on-chip memories, in addition to slow off-chip memory. They also have very high computational power with multiple levels of parallelism. A significant challenge in programming these architectures is to effectively exploit the parallelism available in the(More)