Graduation Year

2017

Date of Submission

4-2017

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Computer Science

Reader 1

Chris Stone

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Abstract

High performance and scientific computing take advantage of high-end and high-spec computer architectures. As these architectures evolve, and new architectures are created, applications may be able to run at greater and greater speeds. These changes persent challenges to implementors who wish to take advantage of the newest features and machines. Portability layers such as RAJA and Agency seek to abstract away machine-specific details and allow scientists to take advantage of new features as they become available. We enhance RAJA with a lower-level framework, Agency, to determine if these layered abstractions provide performance or maintainability benefits.

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