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RE: Reference paper for Software Prefetching in GCC



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From: gcc-help-owner@gcc.gnu.org [mailto:gcc-help-owner@gcc.gnu.org] On Behalf Of Utpal Bora
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 9:56 PM
To: gcc-help@gcc.gnu.org
Subject: Reference paper for Software Prefetching in GCC

Hello Everyone,

I am Utpal, a graduate student at IIT Hyderabad, India. I have been studying software prefetching implementation in GCC as part of my Compilers Optimization course.

>>However, I could not find any reference paper that has been used to implement -fprefetch-loop-arrays pass in GCC.

Please find the following papers used as a references.

Compiler-Based Prefetching for Recursive Data Structures, Chi-Keung Luk and Todd C. Mowry, linked from http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tcm/Papers.html. That location also has links to several other papers about data prefetch by Todd C. Mowry

An Overview of the Intel IA-64 Compiler, Carole Dulong, Rakesh Krishnaiyer, Dattatraya Kulkarni, Daniel Lavery, Wei Li, John Ng, and David Sehr, all of Microcomputer Software Laboratory, Intel Corporation, Intel Technology Journal, 4th quarter 1999; http://developer.intel.com/technology/itj/q41999/articles/art_1h.htm

https://gcc.gnu.org/projects/prefetch.html

UltraSPARC[tm]-II Enhancements: Support for Software Controlled Prefetch, Sun Microsystems, July 1996, WPR-0002

Thanks & Regards
Ajit

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Regards,

Utpal Bora
Graduate Student,
Computer Science & Engineering,
IIT Hyderabad
India

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