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International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

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IJITCS Vol.7, No.9, Aug. 2015

Modern Platform for Parallel Algorithms Testing: Java on Intel Xeon Phi

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Author(s)

Artur Malinowski

Index Terms

Parallel programming;parallel algorithms;testing;Java;Xeon Phi

Abstract

Parallel algorithms are popular method of increasing system performance. Apart from showing their properties using asymptotic analysis, proof-of-concept implementation and practical experiments are often required. In order to speed up the development and provide simple and easily accessible testing environment that enables execution of reliable experiments, the paper proposes a platform with multi-core computational accelerator: Intel Xeon Phi, and modern programming language: Java. The article includes the description of integration Java with Xeon Phi, as well as detailed information about all of the software components. Finally, the set of tests proves, that proposed platform is able to prepare reliable experiments of parallel algorithms implemented in modern programming language.

Cite This Paper

Artur Malinowski,"Modern Platform for Parallel Algorithms Testing: Java on Intel Xeon Phi", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.7, no.9, pp.8-14, 2015. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2015.09.02

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