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Vector LLVA: a virtual vector instruction set for media processing

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Vector LLVA: a virtual vector instruction set for media processing
We present Vector LLVA, a virtual instruction set architecture (VISA) that exposes extensive static information about vector parallelism while avoiding the use of hardware-specific parameters. We provide both arbitrary-length vectors (for targets that allow vectors of arbitrary length, or where the target length is not known) and fixed-length vectors (for targets that have a fixed vector length, such as subword SIMD extensions), together with a rich set of operations on both vector types. We have implemented translators that compile (1) Vector LLVA written with arbitrary-length vectors to the Motorola RSVP architecture and (2) Vector LLVA written with fixed-length vectors to both AltiVec and Intel SSE2. Our translatorgenerated code achieves speedups competitive with handwritten native code versions of several benchmarks on all three architectures. These experiments show that our V-ISA design captures vector parallelism for two quite different classes of architectures and provides ...
Robert L. Bocchino Jr., Vikram S. Adve
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where VEE
Authors Robert L. Bocchino Jr., Vikram S. Adve
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