ENEE 759C: Compilers for Modern Architectures and Embedded Systems
Course Goals:To understand the fundamental technologies needed to target compilers to different kinds of modern general-purpose and embedded computing systems.
Course Prerequisite(s):ENEE 446 or ENEE 646 or equivalent.
Textbook(s)Andrew Appel, Modern Compiler Implementation in Java, Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Reference(s):Research papers referred to will be distributed.
Topics:Introduction to compiler technology
Survey of architectures from a compiler standpoint.
Control flow graphs
Data flow analysis
Program dependence graphs
Static single assignment form
Limits on performance
Instruction scheduling for VLIWs
Optimizations for instruction memory
EPIC architectures and their compilers
Compilers for vector machines
Compiling multi-media applications
Software-exposed architectures : Memory disambiguation
Dynamic code generation and JIT compilers
Compiling applications into silicon
Program analysis tools
Object-oriented compiler optimizations
Power measurement and optimizations
Course Structure:On some lectures, the instructor will present background material in compiler technology. A quiz will test this background material. Most lectures, however, will center around student presentations. Each presentation will be on one main research paper among a list of papers given by the instructor. Each student will present one paper. All students will be expected to read all the research paper carefully before the lecture in which it is discussed, and present a half-page written report for about half of the papers. The reports will be.due on the same day as the presentation of that paper. A list of additional research papers will be provided; however, reading of additional papers is not mandatory - they are provided for students interested in further reading. An end-of-semester course project will involve using the SUIF compiler infrastructure.
Grading Method:Classroom presentation 30%
SUIF project 20%
Half-page written reports (described above) 30%