Campus Units

Computer Science

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

The 9th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1109/CGO.2011.5764670

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

2011 9th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

First Page

11

Last Page

20

DOI

10.1109/CGO.2011.5764670

Conference Date

April 2-6, 2011

City

Chamonix, France

Abstract

The latest trend towards performance asymmetry among cores on a single chip of a multicore processor is posing new challenges. For effective utilization of these performance-asymmetric multicore processors, code sections of a program must be assigned to cores such that the resource needs of code sections closely matches resource availability at the assigned core. Determining this assignment manually is tedious, error prone, and significantly complicates software development. To solve this problem, we contribute a transparent and fully-automatic process that we call phase-based tuning which adapts an application to effectively utilize performance-asymmetric multicores. Compared to the stock Linux scheduler we see a 36% average process speedup, while maintaining fairness and with negligible overheads.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Sondag, Tyler, and Hridesh Rajan. "Phase-based tuning for better utilization of performance-asymmetric multicore processors." In Code Generation and Optimization (CGO), 2011 9th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on, pp. 11-20. IEEE, 2011. doi:10.1109/CGO.2011.5764670. Posted with permission.

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