[parsec-users] Serial implementation of Canneal

Mark Roth mroth at sfu.ca
Mon May 2 19:52:43 EDT 2011

I noticed that the serial implementation of Canneal uses atomic
pointers even though they are not necessary. This seems to carry a
fairly high overhead and gives a false sense of  performance
scalability for this application.

I rewrote the single threaded implementation to use regular pointers
and found that the performance increased by 40%.

- Mark

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