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Overhead of the spin-lock loop in UltraSPARC T2

Cakarevic, V.; Radojkovic, P.; Cazorla, F. J.; Gioiosa, R.; Nemirovsky, M.; Valero, M.; Pajuelo, M.A.; Verdu, J.
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5th HiPEAC Industrial Workshop. Tools and Methodology for Parallel Programming
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HiPEAC Industrial Workshop
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Spin locks are task synchronization mechanism used to provide mutual exclusion to shared software resources. Spin locks have a good performance in several situations over other synchronization mechanisms, i.e., when on average tasks wait short time to obtain the lock, the probability of getting the lock is high, or when there is no other synchronization mechanism. In this paper we study the effect that the execution of spinlocks create in multithreaded processors. Besides going to multicore arch...
Cakarevic, V. [et al.]. Overhead of the spin-lock loop in UltraSPARC T2. A: HiPEAC Industrial Workshop. "5th HiPEAC Industrial Workshop. Tools and Methodology for Parallel Programming". Barcelona: 2008, p. 1-2.
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CAP - High Performace Computing Group
VIRTUOS - Virtualisation and Operating Systems


  • Cakarevic, Vladimir  (author and speaker )
  • Radojkovic, Petar  (author and speaker )
  • Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier  (author and speaker )
  • Gioiosa, Roberto  (author and speaker )
  • Nemirovsky, Mario  (author and speaker )
  • Valero Cortes, Mateo  (author and speaker )
  • Pajuelo González, Manuel Alejandro  (author and speaker )
  • Verdu Mula, Javier  (author and speaker )