Octopiler solves concurrency problems?
Thu Feb 23 08:20:34 CET 2006
It isn't easy to write code for Cell, with its central processing core
and eight accompanying special-purpose engines. Octopiler
which IBM Research plans to outline at a tutorial next month, aims to
change all that. The software development tool converts a single,
human-written program into several different programs that run
simultaneously on Cell's various cores.
"Programming Cell is relatively hard," said Illuminata analyst Gordon
Haff, in particular because development tools must must divide software
into threads running among different cores and keep those programs
synchronized as they run. "Certainly a higher-level, more abstracted
model makes programming a lot easier."
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