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Service improvement

In this example, we replace the definition of FFT used by a program, by another one that makes a more efficient computation exploiting multiple CPUs. Given the new FFT service, the extension should simply bridge differences in the interface:

void fft_bridge(float *data, long size)
  n = get_num_processors();
  new_data = reshape_data(n, data);
  spawn(n, parallel_fft, new_data, size);

This routine computes the available number of processors, prepares the data to be used by the threads, and spawns threads to execute a parallel FFT using the reshaped data. Once built, we should simply override the old FFT service using the redefinition facility, either through the config file or at run-time (di_rebind).

Albert Serra, DITools, 2000 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
Tue Apr 25 13:07:07 MET DST 2000