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PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Fri 19 June 2020
Thu 18 Jun 2020 07:20 - 07:40 at PLDI Research Papers live stream - Performance Chair(s): Fredrik Kjolstad

Program analysis determines the potential dataflow and control flow relationships among instructions so that compiler optimizations can respect these relationships to transform code correctly. Since many of these relationships rarely or never occur, speculative optimizations assert they do not exist while optimizing the code. To preserve correctness, speculative optimizations add validation checks to activate recovery code when these assertions prove untrue. This approach results in many missed opportunities because program analysis and thus other optimizations remain unaware of the full impact of these dynamically-enforced speculative assertions. To address this problem, this paper presents SCAF, a Speculation-aware Collaborative dependence Analysis Framework. SCAF learns of available speculative assertions via profiling, computes their full impact on memory dependence analysis, and makes this resulting information available for all code optimizations. SCAF is modular (adding new analysis modules is easy) and collaborative (modules cooperate to produce a result more precise than the confluence of all individual results). Relative to the best prior speculation-aware dependence analysis technique, by computing the full impact of speculation on memory dependence analysis, SCAF dramatically reduces the need for expensive-to-validate memory speculation in the hot loops of all 16 evaluated C/C++ SPEC benchmarks.

Thu 18 Jun
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pldi-2020-papers06:20 - 06:40
Fabian RitterSaarland University, Germany, Sebastian HackSaarland University, Germany
pldi-2020-papers06:40 - 07:00
Zhenwei WuNational University of Defense Technology, China / University of Manchester, UK, Kai LuNational University of Defense Technology, China, Andrew NisbetUniversity of Manchester, UK, Wenzhe ZhangNational University of Defense Technology, China, Mikel LujánUniversity of Manchester, UK
pldi-2020-papers07:00 - 07:20
Youwei ZhuoUniversity of Southern California, USA, Jingji ChenUniversity of Southern California, USA, Qinyi LuoUniversity of Southern California, USA, Yanzhi WangNortheastern University, USA, Hailong YangBeihang University, China, Depei QianBeihang University, China, Xuehai QianUniversity of Southern California, USA
pldi-2020-papers07:20 - 07:40
Sotiris ApostolakisPrinceton University, USA, Ziyang XuPrinceton University, USA, Zujun TanPrinceton University, USA, Greg ChanPrinceton University, USA, Simone CampanoniNorthwestern University, USA, David I. AugustPrinceton University, USA
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