Thrifty-malloc: A HW/SW codesign for the dynamic management of hardware transactional memory in embedded multicore systems
Bahar, R. Iris
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Citation (published version)Thomas Carle, Dimitra Papagiannopoulou, Tali Moreshet, Andrea Marongiu, Maurice Herlihy, and R. Iris Bahar. 2016. Thrifty-malloc: A HW/SW codesign for the dynamic management of hardware transactional memory in embedded multicore systems. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Compilers, Architectures and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 20, 10 pages.
We present thrifty-malloc: a transaction-friendly dynamic memory manager for high-end embedded multicore systems. The manager combines modularity, ease-of-use and hardware transactional memory (HTM) compatibility in a light-weight and memory-efficient design. Thrifty-malloc is easy to deploy and configure for non-expert programmers, yet provides good performance with low memory overhead for highly-parallel embedded applications running on massively parallel processor arrays (MPPAs) or many-core architectures. In addition, the transparent mechanisms that increase our manager's resilience to unpredictable dynamic situations incur a low timing overhead in comparison to established techniques.
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