A parallel copying garbage collection scheme for shared-memory multiprocessors


Anon. A parallel copying garbage collection scheme for shared-memory multiprocessors.  New Generation Computing. 1996.


Earlier work on parallel copying garbage collection is based on parallelization of sequential schemes with breadth-first traversing of live data. Recently it has been demonstrated that sequential copying schemes with depth-first traversing of live data are more flexible and more efficient than the corresponding ones with breadth-first traversal. A clear advantage of the former is that they work with no extra space overheads on non-contiguous memory blocks, which allows more flexible implementation. This paper shows how to parallelize an efficient depth-first copying scheme while retaining its high efficiency and flexibility. Research interests: His research interests include techniques for parallel and distributed implementation of functional, logic, concurrent constraints and object-oriented programming systems. He is also interested in performance analysis and garbage collection. His current interest is efficient techniques for distributed implementation of the concurrent programming language Oz.