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Optimized composition of performance-aware parallel components


C. Kessler, IDA, Linköping University, 58183 Linköping, Sweden.



We describe the principles of a novel framework for performance-aware composition of sequential and explicitly parallel software components with implementation variants. Automatic composition results in a table-driven implementation that, for each parallel call of a performance-aware component, looks up the expected best implementation variant, processor allocation and schedule given the current problem, and processor group sizes. The dispatch tables are computed off-line at component deployment time by an interleaved dynamic programming algorithm from time-prediction meta-code provided by the component supplier. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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