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Studying task-level parallelism in C programs using Embla (work in progress)

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Efforts to extract threads from sequential imperative programs have generally had moderate success, but what exactly are the reasons behind this? In this talk I will present Embla, a dependency profiler based on Valgrind that enables us to dynamically pin down parallelism-limiting dependencies. I will present the results of using Embla to analyse limits of task-level parallelism in the SPEC integer benchmarks. I will also discuss what it is that restricts parallelism in these programs, and what we can do to increase the potential for parallelism. [Joint work with Farl-Filip Faxén and Sverker Janson]

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Programming Research Group Seminar series.

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