Structured platform-aware programming

  • Francisco H. de Carvalho Junior UFC
  • Allberson B. de Oliveira Dantas Unilab
  • Júlio H. Mendes Arpeggeo Technologies
  • Tiago Carneiro Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre
  • Claro H. S. Sales UFC
  • Pedro A. F. de Sales UFC


Platform-aware programming is a usual practice of HPC performance engineering programmers that is becoming more challenging due to the increasing heterogeneity of parallel computing platforms. In this paper, it is proposed a structured approach to platform-aware programming based on three concepts: platform typing, multiple dispatch, and feature detection. It has been implemented and evaluated through a proof-of-concept prototype built in Julia. It is evidenced that structured platform-aware programming provides better modularity and ease of maintenance with minor performance overhead.


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CARVALHO JUNIOR, Francisco H. de; DANTAS, Allberson B. de Oliveira; MENDES, Júlio H.; CARNEIRO, Tiago; SALES, Claro H. S.; SALES, Pedro A. F. de. Structured platform-aware programming. In: SIMPÓSIO EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS DE ALTO DESEMPENHO (SSCAD), 24. , 2023, Porto Alegre/RS. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 301-312. DOI: