Enhancing the Role of Inlining in Effective Interprocedural Parallelization

The emergence of multi-core architectures makes it essential for optimizing compilers to automatically extract parallelism for large scientific applications composed of many subroutines residing in different files. Inlining is a well-known technique which can be used to erase procedural boundaries and enable more aggressive loop parallelization. However, conventional inlining cannot be applied to external libraries where the source code is not available, and when overly applied, it can degrade the effectiveness of compiler optimizations due to excessive code complexity.

Provided by: University of Texas Topic: Software Date Added: Jun 2011 Format: PDF

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