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Agent-Based Intelligent Parallelization for Multi-Core Applications

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2007 / SBIR
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Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Agent-Based Intelligent Parallelization for Multi-Core Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0127
Award Amount: $98,998.00


Processor manufacturers are no longer able to rely on near Moore's Law like increases in straight line instruction throughput and clock frequency to provide users with the performance increases that they have become accustomed to. Instead, hardware developers have begun to take a different approach to capitalizing on the increasing number of transistors available by developing processors with multiple execution cores. Arete Associates will develop a scalable, agent-based, parallel processing architecture enabling application developers to efficiently utilize multi-core processors in environments including high-end and embedded systems. This object-oriented software architecture will be embodied in a C++ class library that will provide software developers with parallel processing capability while insulating them from details of the processing hardware. The approach used to develop this capability is an extension of an innovative algorithm component framework being developed at Arete for expediting the migration of algorithms to embedded processing systems. This architecture will be extended to provide a framework and tools for developing multi-core processing algorithms through a combination of a multi-agent system coupled with an optimized task mapping algorithm.

Principal Investigator:

John Engel
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

David Kane
Vice President
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P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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