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Modulo-Variable Expansion Sensitive Scheduling

Valluri, Madhavi Gopal and Govindarajan, R (1998) Modulo-Variable Expansion Sensitive Scheduling. In: 5th International Conference On High Performance Computing, 1998. HIPC '98, 17-20 December, Chennai,India, 334 -341.

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Abstract

Modulo scheduling is an aggressive scheduling technique for loops that exploit instruction-level parallelism by overlapping successive iterations of the loop. Due to the nature of modulo scheduling, the lifetime of a variable can overlap with a subsequent definition of itself. To handle such overlapping lifetimes, modulo-variable expansion (MVE) is used, wherein the constructed schedule is unrolled a number of times. We propose a technique to improve the constructed schedule while performing MVE. In our approach, we unroll the data dependence graph of the original loop and re-schedule it with a MVE-sensitive scheduler. Such an approach is expected to result in better initiation rates as compared to the traditional approach. We have implemented our approach and evaluated its performance on a large number of scientific benchmark kernels.

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Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/6208

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