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A Scalable and Energy-Efficient Concurrent Binary Search Tree with Fatnodes
, Alapati P., Tavva V.K.
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Pages: 468 - 484
In the recent past, devising algorithms for concurrent data structures has been driven by the need for scalability. Further, there is an increased traction across the industry towards power efficient concurrent data structure designs. In this context, we introduce a scalable and energy-efficient concurrent binary search tree with fatnodes (namely, FatCBST), and present algorithms to perform basic operations on it. Unlike a single node with one value, a fatnode consists of a set of values. FatCBST minimizes structural changes while performing update operations on the tree. In addition, fatnodes help to exploit the spatial locality in the cache hierarchy and also reduce the height of the tree. FatCBST allows multiple threads to perform update operations on an existing fatnode simultaneously. Experimental results show that for low contention workloads as well as large set sizes, FatCBST scales well and also provides high performance-per-watt values as compared to the state-of-the-art implementations. For high contention workloads with small set sizes, FatCBST suffers from contention. © 2016 IEEE.
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JournalData powered by TypesetIEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing
PublisherData powered by TypesetInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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