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Issue No. 09 - September (2010 vol. 43)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 62-67
Amer Diwan , University of Colorado , Boulder Boulder
Peter Sweeney , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne
Todd Mytkowicz , University of Colorado, Boulder
Matthias Hauswirth , University of Lugano, Lugano
Experiments that do not account for all relevant variables can produce misleading results. The authors identify two variables that compiler optimization evaluations often omit, resulting in significant omitted-variable bias, and discuss how to identify new OVB sources and incorporate them in an experimental design.
Omitted-variable bias, Design and test, Computer performance, Measurement errors, Cache memories
Amer Diwan, Peter Sweeney, Todd Mytkowicz, Matthias Hauswirth, "The Effect of Omitted-Variable Bias on the Evaluation of Compiler Optimizations", Computer, vol. 43, no. , pp. 62-67, September 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.214
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