Multicore computing--the state of the art

Faxén, Karl-Filip and Bengtsson, Christer and Brorsson, Mats and Grahn, Håkan and Hagersten, Erik and Jonsson, Bengt and Kessler, Christoph and Lisper, Björn and Stenström, Per and Svensson, Bertil (2008) Multicore computing--the state of the art. Not published. (Unpublished)


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This document presents the current state of the art in multicore computing, in hardware and software, as well as ongoing activities, especially in Sweden. To a large extent, it draws on the presentations given at the Multicore Days 2008 organized by SICS, Swedish Multicore Initiative and Ericsson Software Research but the published literature and the experience of the authors has been equally important sources. It is clear that multicore processors will be with us for the foreseeable future; there seems to be no alternative way to provide substantial increases of microprocessor performance in the coming years. While processors with a few (2–8) cores are common today, this number is projected to grow as we enter the era of manycore computing. The road ahead for multicore and manycore hardware seems relatively clear, although some issues like the organization of the on-chip memory hierarchy remain to be settled. Multicore software is however much less mature, with fundamental questions of programming models, languages, tools and methodologies still outstanding.

Item Type:Other
Additional Information:Not a SICS publication
Uncontrolled Keywords:multicore, parallel computing, parallel programming
ID Code:3546
Deposited By:Mats Brorsson
Deposited On:17 Feb 2009
Last Modified:11 Dec 2014 14:22

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