Establishing a miniapp as a programmability proxy

Andrew I. Stone, John M. Dennis, Michelle Mills Strout

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Miniapps serve as test beds for prototyping and evaluating new algorithms, data structures, and programming models before incorporating such changes into larger applications. For the miniapp to accurately predict how a prototyped change would affect a larger application it is necessary that the miniapp be shown to serve as a proxy for that larger application. Although many benchmarks claim to proxy the performance for a set of large applications, little work has explored what criteria must be met for a benchmark to serve as a proxy for examining programmability. In this poster we describe criteria that can be used to establish that a miniapp serves as a performance and programmability proxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
JournalACM SIGPLAN Notices
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Benchmark
  • Conjugate gradient
  • Miniapp
  • POP
  • Parallel programming
  • Programmability proxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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