Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
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The automatic and implicit transformation of sequential instruction streams, which execute efficiently for pipelined architectures is the subject of this paper. This paper proposes a method which maximizes the parallel performance of an instruction pipeline by detecting and eliminating specific pipeline hazards known as resource conflicts. The detection of resource conflicts is accomplished with data dependence analysis, while the elimination of resource conflicts is accomplished by instruction stream code transformation. The transformation of instruction streams is guided by data dependence analysis, and dependence graphs. This thesis is based on the premise that the elimination of resource conflicts is synonymous with the elimination of specific arcs in the dependence graph. Examples will be given showing how detection and elimination of resource conflicts is possible through compiler optimization.
Analysis; Compile; Dataflow; Exploitation; Parallelism; Pipelined; Time
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Lombardo, Joseph Michael, "The exploitation of pipeline parallelism by compile time dataflow analysis" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 149.