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Uncovering hidden loop level parallelism in sequential applications

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Uncovering hidden loop level parallelism in sequential applications
As multicore systems become the dominant mainstream computing technology, one of the most difficult challenges the industry faces is the software. Applications with large amounts of explicit thread-level parallelism naturally scale performance with the number of cores, but single-threaded applications realize little to no gains with additional cores. One solution to this problem is automatic parallelization that frees the programmer from the difficult task of parallel programming and offers hope for handling the vast amount of legacy single-threaded software. There is a long history of automatic parallelization for scientific applications, but the techniques have generally failed in the context of generalpurpose software. Thread-level speculation overcomes the problem of memory dependence analysis by speculating unlikely dependences that serialize execution. However, this approach has lead to only modest performance gains. In this paper, we take another look at exploiting loop-level p...
Hongtao Zhong, Mojtaba Mehrara, Steven A. Lieberma
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where HPCA
Authors Hongtao Zhong, Mojtaba Mehrara, Steven A. Lieberman, Scott A. Mahlke
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