OS mechanism for continuation-based fine-grained threads on dedicated and commodity processors

Shigeru Kusakabe, Satoshi Yamada, Mitsuhiro Aono, Masaaki Izumi, Satoshi Amamiya, Yoshinari Nomura, Hideo Taniguchi, Makoto Amamiya

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Abstract

Fine-grained multithreading based on a natural model, such as dataflow model, is promising in achieving high efficiency and high programming productivity. In this paper, we discuss operating system issues for fine-grained multithread programs. We are developing an operating system called CEFOS based on a dataflow based computation model. A program on CEFOS consists of zero-wait threads which run to completion without suspension once started. Firing control among such threads is performed in a dataflow manner along with continuation relations in the program. Target platforms include Fuce processor, which is dedicated to fine-grained multithreading, and commodity processors such as Intel. x86. In this paper, after introducing our basic model and our operating system model, we discuss implementation issues on Fuce and commodity platforms. The evaluation results indicate that our approach on commodity platforms is effective in reducing overheads while our approach on a special architecture naturally exploit parallelism even in I/O handling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 24 2007
Event21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 26 2007Mar 30 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM

Other

Other21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period3/26/073/30/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Kusakabe, S., Yamada, S., Aono, M., Izumi, M., Amamiya, S., Nomura, Y., Taniguchi, H., & Amamiya, M. (2007). OS mechanism for continuation-based fine-grained threads on dedicated and commodity processors. In Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM [4228406] (Proceedings - 21st International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2007; Abstracts and CD-ROM). https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2007.370678