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MacroSS: Macro-SIMDization of Streaming Applications

Date Added: Mar 2010
Format: PDF

SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) engines are an essential part of the processors in various computing markets, from servers to the embedded domain. Although SIMD-enabled architectures have the capability of boosting the performance of many application domains by exploiting data-level parallelism, it is very challenging for compilers and also programmers to identify and transform parts of a program that will benefit from a particular SIMD engine. The focus of this paper is on the problem of SIMDization for the growing application domain of streaming. Streaming applications are an ideal solution for targeting multi-core architectures, such as shared/distributed memory systems, tiled architectures, and single-core systems.