Special Issue "Program Analysis and Optimizing Compilers for High-Performance Computing"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Seyong Lee
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Programming Systems Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: programming models; compilers; program analysis and optimizations; heterogeneous computing; high-performance computing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent technical trend toward extreme heterogeneity in processors, accelerators, memory hierarchies, on-chip interconnect networks, storage, etc., makes current and future computing systems more complex and diverse. This technical trend exposes significant challenges in programming and optimizing applications onto heterogeneous systems. The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together application developers, compilers and other tool developers, and researchers working on various program analysis and performance optimization techniques for an exchange of experiences and new approaches to achieve performance portability in the era of extremely heterogeneous computing.   

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Program analysis tools and methodologies to understand program behavior and resource requirements;
  • Efficient profiling and instrumentation techniques to characterize applications and target systems;
  • Code generation, translation, transformation, and optimization techniques to achieve performance portability;
  • Optimizing compiler design, practice, and experience;
  • Methodologies for performance engineering

Dr. Seyong Lee
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Program analysis
  • Optimizing compilers
  • Code generation and optimization
  • Performance portability
  • Heterogeneous computing
  • High-performance computing

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Space-Time Loop Tiling for Dynamic Programming Codes
Electronics 2021, 10(18), 2233; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10182233 - 12 Sep 2021
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We present a new space-time loop tiling approach and demonstrate its application for the generation of parallel tiled code of enhanced locality for three dynamic programming algorithms. The technique envisages that, for each loop nest statement, sub-spaces are first generated so that the [...] Read more.
We present a new space-time loop tiling approach and demonstrate its application for the generation of parallel tiled code of enhanced locality for three dynamic programming algorithms. The technique envisages that, for each loop nest statement, sub-spaces are first generated so that the intersection of them results in space tiles. Space tiles can be enumerated in lexicographical order or in parallel by using the wave-front technique. Then, within each space tile, time slices are formed, which are enumerated in lexicographical order. Target tiles are represented with multiple time slices within each space tile. We explain the basic idea of space-time loop tiling and then illustrate it by means of an example. Then, we present a formal algorithm and prove its correctness. The algorithm is implemented in the publicly available TRACO compiler. Experimental results demonstrate that parallel codes generated by means of the presented approach outperform closely related manually generated ones or those generated by using affine transformations. The main advantage of code generated by means of the presented approach is its enhanced locality due to splitting each larger space tile into multiple smaller tiles represented with time slices. Full article
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