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ICFP 2016
Sun 18 - Sat 24 September 2016 Nara, Japan
Thu 22 Sep 2016 12:10 - 12:35 at Conference Room 2 - Code Generation Chair(s): Jost Berthold

The proliferation of widely available, but very different, parallel architectures makes the ability to deliver good parallel performance on a range of architectures, or performance portability, highly desirable. Irregular parallel problems, where the number and size of tasks is unpredictable, are particularly challenging and require dynamic coordination.

The paper outlines a novel approach to delivering portable parallel performance for irregular parallel programs. The approach combines JIT compiler technology with dynamic scheduling and dynamic transformation of declarative parallelism.

We specify families of algorithmic skeletons plus equations for rewriting skeleton expressions. We present the design of a framework that unfolds skeletons into task graphs, dynamically schedules tasks, and dynamically rewrites skeletons, guided by a lightweight JIT trace-based cost model, to adapt the number and granularity of tasks for the architecture.

We outline the system architecture and prototype implementation in Racket/Pycket. As the current prototype does not yet automatically perform dynamic rewriting we present results based on manual offline rewriting, demonstrating that (i) the system scales to hundreds of cores given enough parallelism of suitable granularity, and (ii) the JIT trace cost model predicts granularity accurately enough to guide rewriting towards a good adaptive transformation.

Thu 22 Sep
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11:45 - 12:35: FHPC - Code Generation at Conference Room 2
Chair(s): Jost BertholdCommonwealth Bank, Australia
FHPC-2016-papers11:45 - 12:10
Takayuki MuranushiRIKEN, Seiya NishizawaRIKEN, Hirofumi TomitaRIKEN, Keigo NitadoriRIKEN, Masaki IwasawaRIKEN, Yutaka Maruyama, Hisashi YashiroRIKEN, Yoshifumi NakamuraRIKEN, Hideyuki HottaUniversity of Chile, Chile, Junichiro MakinoKobe University, Natsuki HosonoKyoto University, Hikaru InoueFujitsu Limited
FHPC-2016-papers12:10 - 12:35
Patrick MaierUniversity of Glasgow, John Magnus MotronUniversity of Glasgow, Phil TrinderUniversity of Glasgow