[concurrency-interest] help show speed-up on a trivial but manual array-map operation?

Stefan Marr concurrency-interest at stefan-marr.de
Mon Mar 26 09:58:22 EDT 2012

Hi Dan:

On 25 Mar 2012, at 22:48, Dan Grossman wrote:

> Just to close the loop on this thread, today I edited
> http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/djg/teachingMaterials/spac/grossmanSPAC_forkJoinFramework.html
> which is part of the materials at
> http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/djg/teachingMaterials/spac/
> I added a new section "timing issues" that lists various reasons why
> you might see a /simple/ fork-join computation run slower than a
> corresponding sequential implementation.  This distills the
> suggestions on this thread and other well-known ideas.  Additional
> suggestions and clarifications are welcome.

An additional suggestion might be to use some 'established' benchmarking framework like http://code.google.com/p/caliper/
They also list common pitfalls for benchmarking on the JVMs.

Best regards

Stefan Marr
Software Languages Lab
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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