Balancing contention and synchronization on the intel Paragon

Shahid H. Bokhari, David M. Nicol

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The authors show how synchronization time, which greatly affects the time taken by a communication step, can be reduced by increasing contention. Their experience indicates that, despite improvements in interprocessor communication hardware, parallel algorithm designers still need to take topology into account to obtain high performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Concurrency
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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