Mon 3 Apr 2017 15:55 - 16:20 at D2.10 - GC, and Concurrency

Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) are powerful hardware to parallelize and speed-up applications. However, programming these devices is too complex for most users and the existing standards for GPU programming are available only for low-level languages such as C.

Dynamic programming languages offer higher abstractions and functionality for many users. GPU programming is possible for dynamic languages through external libraries or via wrappers in which the GPU code is normally written in C. Either way, programmers have to rely on third-party libraries with a limited number of operations or program the GPU kernels themselves.

In this work we present a technique to automatically offload parts of the input program written in a dynamic language into OpenCL without any changes in the original source code. Our preliminary results show we achieve speedups of up to 150x when using the GPU.

Extended Abstract (morevms17-final13.pdf)164KiB

Mon 3 Apr

MoreVMs-2017-papers
15:30 - 17:00: MoreVMs 2017 - GC, and Concurrency at D2.10
MoreVMs-2017-papers149122620000015:30 - 15:55
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MoreVMs-2017-papers149122770000015:55 - 16:20
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Juan FumeroThe University of Edinburgh, Michel SteuwerThe University of Edinburgh, Lukas StadlerOracle Labs, Austria, Christophe DubachUniversity of Edinburgh
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MoreVMs-2017-papers149122920000016:20 - 16:45
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Mathijs SaeyVrije Universiteit Brussel, Joeri De KosterVrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Jennifer SartorVrije Universiteit Brussel + University Ghent, Wolfgang De MeuterVrije Universiteit Brussel
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MoreVMs-2017-papers149123070000016:45 - 17:10
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Marek MareckiPolish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology
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