TitleFuzzy configuration of matching runtime implementation strategies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSodan A., Torra V
JournalSoft Computing
Volume5
Pagination77-92
Abstract

With applications currently growing in complexity and range, increasing numbers of configuration problems are arising in compilers. Already many software systems offer multiple specialized implementation strategies and substrategies, differing in terms of applicability and/or cost, depending on the application context. Configurations then have to be created from the different strategies available in accordance with the application characteristics, the global optimization objective, and potential constraints on the strategies' combinability. In many cases, this results in a combinatorial, i.e., discrete, optimization problem. Proper solutions for automating the configuration while limiting the complexity of the solution search are still being sought. We address here the field of parallel/distributed processing and the configuration of runtime implementation strategies, such as for communication or dynamic balancing.