2012 MM-NET Workshop MMnet


Memory Management for Many- and Multicore

Monday 23rd April 2012, Imperial College London

Albert Memorial

Call for participation

Memory management remains an important research area as managed run-time environments are increasingly widely adopted. Server requirements for multi-gigabyte heaps, the ubiquitous use of multicore platforms and the advent of many-core processors throw up new research challenges. This one-day workshop aims to bring together UK academia and industry with the aim of establishing new links and enhancing existing collaboration within the framework of the UK Memory Management Network.

Participation is welcomed from both academic and industrial sectors. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


As with previous workshops, the day included a mixture of presentations and time for discussion of ongoing work and future research directions. Follow the links below to see the presentations/papers (if yours is missing, please send it to Richard asap).

10.00 - 10.15 Introduction    
10.15 - 10.45 Simon Marlow MSR Multicore garbage collection with local heaps
10.45 - 11.15 Lokesh Gidra Paris 6 Garbage collection for large-scale multiprocessors
11.15 - 11.45 Matthew Mole Kent

Sharing by reachability or use? Future directions for thread-local heaps in Java

11.45 - 12.15 Jeremy Singer Glasgow Control-theoretic heap sizing
12.15 - 14.00 Lunch    
14.00 - 14.30 Richard Jones Kent Performance evaluation
14.30 - 15.00 Laércio Lima Pilla Grenoble Load balancing for parallel multicore machines with non-uniform communication costs
15.00 - 15.15 Simon Marlow MSR GHC multicore runtime: status update
15.15 - 15.45 Break    
15.45 - 16.15 Sylvan Clebsch Imperial Garbage collection and actor collection in Pony
16.15 - 16.45 Tomas Kalibera Kent A black-box approach to understanding concurrency in DaCapo
16.45 - 17.00 Wrap-up    

We do not consider these to be a formal (citable) publication so that any work in progress presented here may be submitted later for formal publication.

Contact details

The MMMM workshop organizers are:

Email R.E.Jones@kent.ac.uk for further information.

School of Computing, University of Kent EPSRC Imperial College London