Lead Developers: Artem Shinkarovs (2015)
The arrival of multi-core processors in the mainstream forebodes a general shift into distributed computing. An effective utilization of such systems requires the software to be used on such systems to consist of chunks of work that can be operated on independently and locally. For large data structures such as arrays a reorganisation of the way the data is stored in memory may have a vast effect on the localality of data and, thus, on the runtime efficiency that can be achieved.
This project investigates the effectiveness of alternative layouts by using the high-performance array language SaC. The intended approach is to re-write several SaC programs in a way that mimicks alternative layouts. Extensive performance comparisons will then give an indication of the effectiveness of the layouts investigated.
Current Status: finished.