Commit bc142179 authored by Pedro Gonnet's avatar Pedro Gonnet
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be explicit regarding CS research.

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......@@ -342,12 +342,18 @@ SMP~Superscalar \cite{ref:SMPSuperscalar}, OpenMP~3.0 \cite{ref:Duran2009},
Intel's TBB \cite{ref:Reinders2007}, and, to some extent,
Charm++ \cite{ref:Kale1993}.
Since none of these existing taks-based libraries provide the flexibility
Since none of these existing taks-based libraries provided the flexibility
required to experiment with different scheduling and communication
techniques, we chose to implement our own task scheduler
techniques, (\swift is an interdisciplinary effort between
Computer Science and Astrophysics to study not only cosmological
phenomena, but also novel simulation algorithms and parallel computing techniques)
we chose to implement our own task scheduler
in \swift, which has since been back-ported as the general-purpose
\qs task scheduler \cite{gonnet2013quicksched}.
This allowed us to extend the scheduler with the concept of
In \qs and \swift, task dependencies are specified explicitly,
as opposed to being implicitly derived from data dependencies,
allowing us to more easily build complex task hierarchies.
This also allowed us to extend the scheduler with the concept of
task conflicts and integrate the asynchronous communication
scheme described further on.
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