TDT1 Multicore Architectures and Chip Multiprocessors - 2010

Students: Angelo Spalluto, Anders Nore, Kjetil Jørgensen, Håkon Karsten Eide, Bahram Najafi Uchevler, Jorge Suárez Cabanas, Peter Hemmen, Thomas Bergheim.

TDT1 is a specialist 5th year course on multicore architectures and chip multiprocessors. The course will focus on having an up to date reading list of high quality, but with relatively few meetings. In the startup meeting at 16/9 we found that OK timeslots are Monday 1115-1200, Tuesday 1515-1600, and Thursday 1015-1200 for those lectures that can be moved.

Reading list:

  1. Managing Shared Resources in Chip Multiprocessor Memory Systems, pages 1-32 of Magnus Jahre's PhD thesis, covered partly by his PhD defense lecture, slides: show, pdf.
  2. The new HiPEAC Vision Slides are already available here, and they are considered part of the course. Vision document and slides available also in course intranet (ITLS). Video available here.
  3. Joint Compiler/Hardware Exploration for Fair Comparison of Architectures, Veerle Desmet, Sylvain Girbal, and Olivier Temam; INTERACT-13, Workshop on Interaction Between Compilers and Computer Architecture, held in conjunction with HPCA-15, February 15, 2009. (Available through course intranet (ITSL)).
  4. (When) Will CMPs hit the Power Wall?, Cor Meenderinck and Ben Juurlink, Technical Report TUDelft, 2008.
  5. “Single-chip Cloud Computer”, an IA Tera-scale Research Processor, HPPC - 2010 Keynote, by Jim Held, Tera-Scale Computing Research, Intel. 31 aug 2010, Ischia, Italy. ISSCC-paper (February 2010) (Paper also available in ITSL)
  6. Larrabee: A Many-Core x86 Architecture for Visual Computing, Larry Seiler, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 27, No. 3, August 2008.
  7. Amdahl's Law in the Multicore Era, by Mark D. Hill and Michael R. Marty, IEEE Computer, July 2008. See also the webpage including a 52 min you tube video lecture.
  8. Introduction to the wire-speed processor and architecture, IBM J. of Res. & Dev., vol 54, no 1, Jan/Feb 2010. (Available through course intranet (ITSL)).

Questions can be addressed to Lasse Natvig, preferably by E-mail.

2011/05/13 08:52, Magnus Jahre