PPoPP 2016
Sat 12 - Wed 16 March 2016 Barcelona, Spain
Sun 13 Mar 2016 11:00 - 11:30 at Mallorca - Session 2 - Programming Models Chair(s): Joel Falcou

With the arrival of heterogeneous manycores comprising various features to support task, data and instruction level parallelism, developing applications that take full advantage of the hardware parallel features has become a major challenge. In this paper, we present an extension to our CAL compilation framework (CAL2Many) that supports data parallelism in the CAL Actor Language. Our compilation framework makes it possible to program architectures with SIMD support using high-level language and provides efficient code generation. We support general SIMD instructions but the code generation backend is currently implemented for two custom architectures, namely ePUMA and EIT. Our experiments were carried out for two custom SIMD processor architectures using two applications. The experiment shows the possibility of achieving performance comparable to hand-written machine code with much less programming effort.

Sun 13 Mar
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11:00 - 12:30: Session 2 - Programming ModelsWPMVP at Mallorca
Chair(s): Joel FalcouLRI, Université Paris-Sud
11:00 - 11:30
Support for Data Parallelism in the CAL Actor Language
Essayas GebrewahidHalmstad University
11:30 - 12:00
An Evaluation of Current SIMD Programming Models for C++
Angela PohlTU Berlin
12:00 - 12:30
Compilers, Hands-Off My Hands-On Optimizations
Richard VerasCarnegie Mellon University