[Disclaimer: I am one of the assistants supporting the RACES’12 organizers and a PC member.]
You got a big multicore, or manycore machine, but do not have a clue of how to actually use it, because your application doesn’t seem to scale naturally? Well, that seems to be a problem many people are facing in our new manycore age. One possible solution might be to accept less precise answers by relaxing synchronization constraints. That could allow us to circumvent Amdahl’s law when Gustafson is out of reach.
Oct 26, 2011: DLS'11 and VMIL'11 @SPLASH2011
The second conference day was unfortunately full of “conflicts of interest”… It was pretty hard to choose between all the talks on the schedule.
Oct 24, 2011: Transitioning to Multicore @SPLASH2011
And here we go again: SPLASH 2011 has started with its first day of workshops.
Feb 20, 2010: Towards an Actor-based Concurrent Machine Model
Already quite a while ago, I was involved in writing a workshop paper about an actor model for virtual machines. Actually, the main idea was to find a concurrency model for a VM which supports multi-dimensional separation of concerns. However, AOP is not that interesting for me at the moment, so I am focussing on the concurrency, especially the actor-based VM model.