by Ilya Mirman
“As an example of zeroing in on a hotspot, consider the case of Dan Mirman, a UConn Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow investigating how word meanings are organized and structured in the brain. As part of his research, Dan uses the MikeNet Neural Network Simulator library.
Dan’s goal was to accelerate the research feedback loop. Running each simulation takes days, and dozens of neural network simulations are required for each research project. Speeding up simulations from days to hours could have a great impact on the research feedback loop. Software engineers at Persistent Ltd (a Cilk Arts partner interested in providing multicore enablement services to their customers) used Intel’s VTune Performance Analyzer software to zero in on the hotspots in the code.”