Thursday, December 10, 2009

PARSEC Benchmarks in TBB

The PARSEC Benchmark Suite (, which is a new parallel benchmark suite that targets the kind of emerging classes of applications that OCCAM targets (Recognition, Mining, and Synthesis/Cyber-Physical Systems) has benchmarks written using Intel's Threading Building Blocks (TBB). Version 2.0 has several of the benchmarks written in TBB. Previously, PARSEC only supported pthreads and OpenMP.

This is extremely useful for the OCCAM Project. Since the core parallel system within OCCAM uses TBB, this will make it easier to expand the collection of benchmarks for OCCAM. More OCCAM benchmarks are always helpful; they help me to better understand the capabilities that the OCCAM system needs as well as providing additional datapoints to measure OCCAM's adaptation efficacy.

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