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Exploiting recent SIMD architectural advances for irregular applications

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Exploiting recent SIMD architectural advances for irregular applications
A broad class of applications involve indirect or datadependent memory accesses and are referred to as irregular applications. Recent developments in SIMD architectures – specifically, the emergence of wider SIMD lanes, combination of SIMD parallelism with many-core MIMD parallelism, and more flexible programming APIs – are providing new opportunities as well as challenges for this class of applications. In this paper, we propose a general optimization methodology, to effectively optimize different subclasses of irregular applications. Based on the observation that all applications with indirect memory accesses can be viewed as sparse matrix computations, we design an optimization methodology, which includes three sub-steps: 1) locality enhancement through tiling, 2) data access pattern identification, and 3) write conflict removal at both SIMD and MIMD levels. This method has been applied to unstructured grids, molecular dynamics, and graph applications, in addition to sparse...
Linchuan Chen, Peng Jiang, Gagan Agrawal
Added 31 Mar 2016
Updated 31 Mar 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where CGO
Authors Linchuan Chen, Peng Jiang, Gagan Agrawal
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