VELOX Project launches first fully integrated Transactional Memory Stack
Research project launches stack to simplify parallel programming
Since its launch in January 2008, the VELOX Project has focused on delivering the first integrated Transactional Memory (TM) Stack to serve as both proof-of-concept and a test-bed for this new technology.
Coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the VELOX Consortium gathers eight different partners that include top research organizations, University of Neuchâtel, the Technische Universität Dresden, Ecole Politechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Tel Aviv University, and Chalmers University of Technology as well as leading system integrators from the IT industry, AMD and RedHat. The VELOX Project Team consists of internationally recognized TM experts that have been working to solve the well-known TM research problems and to implement their solutions into a fully integrated VELOX Stack. The first release of this stack is now available for download at www.velox-project.eu/releases. The release offers the first complete Transactional Memory Stack complete with hardware simulators, OS, runtime, compilers (including the production gcc-tm), libraries and applications. While the current release focuses on C and Java compatibility, future releases will add C++ compatibility.
"This release provides a complete open source Transactional Memory Stack from applications through compiler and runtime to hardware for TM experts and regular programmers alike" says Osman Unsal of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.