Automatic SIMD Vectorization of SSA-based Control Flow by Ralf Karrenberg

By Ralf Karrenberg

Ralf Karrenberg offers Whole-Function Vectorization (WFV), an strategy that enables a compiler to immediately create code that exploits data-parallelism utilizing SIMD directions. Data-parallel functions resembling particle simulations, inventory alternative cost estimation or video deciphering require an analogous computations to be played on large quantities of information. with out WFV, one processor center executes a unmarried example of a data-parallel functionality. WFV transforms the functionality to execute a number of circumstances straight away utilizing SIMD directions. the writer describes a sophisticated WFV set of rules that features a number of analyses and code iteration recommendations. He indicates that this method improves the functionality of the generated code in various use circumstances.

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N + W − 1 . Using such an offset vector in a gep gives a vector of consecutive addresses. Thus, optimized vector load and store instructions that only operate on consecutive addresses can be used. Definition 3 (Aligned) An operation is aligned iff its results for a SIMD group of instances are natural numbers and the result of the first instance is a multiple of the SIMD width S. Current SIMD hardware usually provides more efficient vector memory operations to access memory locations that are aligned.

1 OpenCL and CUDA An increasing number of OpenCL drivers is being developed by different software vendors for all kinds of platforms from GPUs to mobile devices. For comparison purposes, the x86 CPU drivers by Intel4 and AMD5 are most interesting. However, most details about the underlying implementation are not disclosed. Both drivers have in common that they build on LLVM and exploit all available cores with some multi-threading scheme. 5 SIMD Property Analyses 35 driver also performs SIMD vectorization similar to our implementation6 .

In this thesis, however, we consider control-flow to data-flow conversion on arbitrary control flow graphs in SSA form. In addition, our approach allows to retain certain control flow structures such that not all code is always executed after conversion. In general, the control-flow conversion of Allen et al. is very similar to our Mask Generation phase, but it only targets vector machines that support predicated execution [Park & Schlansker 1991]. Predicated execution is a hardware feature that performs implicit blending of results of operations.

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