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Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (2005)
St. Louis, Missouri
Sept. 17, 2005 to Sept. 21, 2005
ISSN: 1089-795X
ISBN: 0-7695-2429-X
pp: 123-132
P.M.W. Knijnenburg , LIACS, Leiden University The Netherlands
M. Haneda , LIACS, Leiden University The Netherlands
H.A.G. Wijshoff , LIACS, Leiden University The Netherlands
ABSTRACT
<p>In this paper, we propose a statistical method to determine the setting of compiler options. Conventionally, programmers use standard -Ox settings which are provided by compiler developers. However, in order to obtain maximal performance, it is necessary to tune the compiler setting for the application as well as the underlying architecture. In this paper, we propose a methodology to con?gure compiler options automatically using pro?le information. We apply non-parametric statistical analysis, in particular the Mann-Whitney test, to decide whether to turn on or to turn off compiler flags. This approach produces compiler settings of gcc 3.3.1 for the SPEC2000 benchmark suite that outperform the standard -Ox switches on a Pentium 4 processor.</p>
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CITATION
P.M.W. Knijnenburg, M. Haneda, H.A.G. Wijshoff, "Automatic Selection of Compiler Options Using Non-parametric Inferential Statistics", Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, vol. 00, no. , pp. 123-132, 2005, doi:10.1109/PACT.2005.9
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