Designing and compiling functional Java for the Fresh Breeze architecture
Author(s)Jacobs, William J., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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The Fresh Breeze architecture is a novel approach to computing that aims to support a high degree of parallelism. Rather than striving for heroic complexity in order to support exceptional single-thread performance, as in the Pentium and PowerPC processors, it focuses on using a medium level of complexity with a view to enabling exceptional parallelized performance. The design makes certain sacrifices with regard to capability in order to achieve a lower degree of complexity. These design choices have significant implications for compiling for the architecture. In particular, Fresh Breeze uses immutable, fixed-size memory chunks rather than sequential, mutable memory to store data . This work demonstrates Functional Java, a subset of the Java language that one can compile to Fresh Breeze machine code with relative ease, overcoming challenges pertaining to aliased arrays and objects. It also describes work on a compiler designed for the Fresh Breeze architecture and how the work overcomes various challenges in compiling Java bytecode to data flow graphs.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2009.Includes bibliographical references (p. 80).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.