Annual Conference: Communicating Process Architectures
Communicating Process Architectures 2017,
the 39th. WoTUG conference on concurrent and parallel systems, takes place from
Sunday August 20th. to Wednesday August 23rd. 2017 and is hosted by
Kevin Vella, Head of Department in
at the University of Malta.
Conference sessions will take place at the
Victoria Hotel in Sliema, Malta.
WoTUG provides a forum for the discussion and promotion of concurrency ideas,
tools and products in computer science.
It organises specialist workshops and annual conferences that address
key concurrency issues at all levels of software and hardware granularity.
WoTUG aims to progress the leading state of the art in:
and to stimulate discussion and ideas on the roles concurrency will play in the future:
theory (programming models, process algebra, semantics, ...);
practice (multicore processors and run-times, clusters, clouds, libraries, languages, verification, model checking, ...);
education (at school, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ...);
applications (complex systems, modelling, supercomputing, embedded systems, robotics, games, e-commerce, ...);
Of course, neither of the above sets of bullets are exclusive.
for the next generation of scalable computer infrastructure (hard and soft) and application,
where scaling means the ability to ramp up functionality (stay in control as complexity increases)
as well as physical metrics (such as absolute performance and response times);
for system integrity (dependability, security, safety, liveness, ...);
for making things simple.
A database of papers and presentations from WoTUG conferences is here.
The Abstract below has been randomly selected from this database.
trancell - an Experimental ETC to Cell BE Translator
This paper describes trancell, a translator and associated runtime environment that allows programs written in the occam programming language to be run on the Cell BE microarchitecture. trancell cannot stand alone, but requires the front end from the KRoC/Linux compiler for generating Extended Transputer Code (ETC), which is then translated into native Cell SPU assembly code and linked with the trancell runtime. The paper describes the difficulties in implementing occam on the Cell, notably the runtime support required for implementing channel communications and true parallelism. Various benchmarks are examined to investigate the success of the approach.