A Survey on Parallel Architectures and Programming Models

Published in 43rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, 2020

Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344832796_A_Survey_on_Parallel_Architectures_and_Programming_Models

In addition to large-scale computers, multicore processors have taken a significant part in all kinds of devices, from personal computers to cell phones. Although programming techniques for parallel systems exist for a while, the development of applications that can appropriately utilize multicores is still challenging in many aspects, especially for full exploitation of the computational resources. Additionally, another challenge is the efficient and easy programming of heterogeneous systems for the complete exploitation of silicon resources. Solutions to making parallel programming more developer-friendly are various programming models that abstract parallelism and concurrency. Implementations of those models need to extend even to lower layers of software parallelism and hardware parallelism as well.

This paper gives an overview of parallel architectures and trending programming models for such processing units and systems. It also presents challenges to scalability and portability in parallel systems and presents up to date trends in heterogeneous systems that heavily exploit parallelism

@inproceedings{MIPRO20_1,
    title={A Survey on Parallel Architectures and Programming Models},
    author={Pervan, Branimir and Knezovic, Josip},
    booktitle={2020 proceedings of the 43nd international convention MIPRO},
    pages={1224--1230},
    year={2020},
    organization={IEEE}
}