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Efficient use of Multi-core Technology in Interactive Desktop Applications
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The emergence of multi-core processors has successfully ended the era where applications could enjoy free and regular performance improvements without source code modifications. This thesis aims to gather experiences from the work of retrofitting parallelism into a desktop application originally written for sequential execution. The main contribution is the underlying theory and the performance evaluation, experiments and tests of the parallel software regions compared to its sequential counterparts.

The feasibility is demonstrated as the theory is put into use when a complex commercially active desktop application is being rewritten to support parallelism. The thesis finds no simple guaranteed solution to the problem of making a serial application execute in parallel. However, experiments and tests proves that many of the evaluated methods offers tangible performance advantages compared to sequential execution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 53 p.
IT, 15001
Keyword [en]
Multi-core processors, parallelism
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246120OAI: diva2:796191
Educational program
Master Programme in Computer Science
Available from: 2015-03-23 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-23Bibliographically approved

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