GreenTM: Green Transactional Memory (GreenTM)

Type: National Project

Duration: from 2014 Feb 02 to 2015 Feb 01

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: INESC-ID (Other)

Multi-core processors are nowadays the reference computational architecture. In this scope, Transactional Memory (TM) has gained a lot of traction as a simple paradigm for concurrent programming. During the last decade, TM has been intensively researched, but mostly from the perspective of performance. However, it is of the utter importance to also make systems more efficient from the perspective of power consumption. In this project, we seek to fix this gap by developing GreenTM. To do so, it shall combine in an automatic and transparent way: novel synchronization techniques, guided by autonomic mechanisms, which shall find the balance between performance and power consumption.


  • *INESC-ID (Other)

Principal Investigators