FSU Department of Computer Science Professor David Whalley has been awarded a new NSF grant for his project “Sphinx: Combining Data and Instruction Level Parallelism through Demand Driven Execution of Imperative Programs.” The project is a collaborative effort between FSU, and a colleague from Michigan Technological University. The aim of this project is to develop an alternative execution model, namely, demand-driven execution of imperative programs. As Professor Whalley explained, “In our model, a program that is compiled from a contemporary language is executed in a demand-driven fashion in such a way that both instruction and data-level parallelism can be harvested through compiler-architecture collaboration.”

The award includes funding for FSU in the amount of $315,000.

To learn more about Dr. Whalley and his work, visit his website here