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Title: Dispatching function calls across accelerator devices

Abstract

In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for dispatching a function call includes receiving, at a supervisor processing element (PE) and from an origin PE, an identifier of a target device, a stack frame of the origin PE, and an address of a function called from the origin PE. The supervisor PE allocates a target PE of the target device. The supervisor PE copies the stack frame of the origin PE to a new stack frame on a call stack of the target PE. The supervisor PE instructs the target PE to execute the function. The supervisor PE receives a notification that execution of the function is complete. The supervisor PE copies the stack frame of the target PE to the stack frame of the origin PE. The supervisor PE releases the target PE of the target device. The supervisor PE instructs the origin PE to resume execution of the program.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338915
Patent Number(s):
9,542,248
Application Number:
14/667,009
Assignee:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (Armonk, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
B599858
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Mar 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Jacob, Arpith C., and Sallenave, Olivier H. Dispatching function calls across accelerator devices. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Jacob, Arpith C., & Sallenave, Olivier H. Dispatching function calls across accelerator devices. United States.
Jacob, Arpith C., and Sallenave, Olivier H. Tue . "Dispatching function calls across accelerator devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338915.
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