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Data Layout Transformation for Enhancing Data Locality on NUCA Chip Multiprocessors

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Data Layout Transformation for Enhancing Data Locality on NUCA Chip Multiprocessors
—With increasing numbers of cores, future CMPs (Chip Multi-Processors) are likely to have a tiled architecture with a portion of shared L2 cache on each tile and a bankinterleaved distribution of the address space. Although such an organization is effective for avoiding access hot-spots, it can cause a significant number of non-local L2 accesses for many commonly occurring regular data access patterns. In this paper we develop a compile-time framework for data locality optimization via data layout transformation. Using a polyhedral model, the program’s localizability is determined by analysis of its index set and array reference functions, followed by non-canonical data layout transformation to reduce non-local accesses for localizable computations. Simulation-based results on a 16-core 2D tiled CMP demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach. The developed program transformation technique is also useful in several other data layout transformation contexts. Keywords-Data Layout ...
Qingda Lu, Christophe Alias, Uday Bondhugula, Thom
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Type Conference
Year 2009
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Authors Qingda Lu, Christophe Alias, Uday Bondhugula, Thomas Henretty, Sriram Krishnamoorthy, J. Ramanujam, Atanas Rountev, P. Sadayappan, Yongjian Chen, Haibo Lin, Tin-fook Ngai
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