2012 21st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT) (2012)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Sept. 19, 2012 to Sept. 23, 2012
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Arnamoy Bhattacharyya , University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Thread Level Speculation (TLS) speculatively executes parts of a program in parallel. Statically determined may dependences between store-load pairs prevent the compiler from speculatively executing parts of programs (e.g loop iterations or functions). If a compiler can determine that the probability of a may dependence occurring at runtime is low, then it can use TLS to execute the loop in parallel. This research will develop a may dependence profiling framework that is able to capture the effect of different inputs on the dependence behaviour of the program during runtime, using a technique called Combined Profiling (CP) . The dependence profiling will be made efficient using the output from static analysis. TLS code generation strategies will be implemented in a version of the LLVM compiler that will generate code for the hardware support for TLS in the IBM BlueGene/Q (BG/Q) machine.
Runtime, Instruction sets, Hardware, Performance analysis, Concurrent computing
A. Bhattacharyya, "Using combined profiling to decide when Thread Level Speculation is profitable," 2012 21st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT), Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2012, pp. 483.