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Chaitin and his colleagues at IBM in Yorktown Heights built the rst global register allocator based on graph coloring. This thesis describes a series of improvements and extensions to the Yorktown allocator. There are four primary results: Optimistic coloring Chaitin's coloring heuristic pessimistically assumes any node of high degree will not be colored(More)
Summary form only given. The goal of the Grid Application Development Software (GrADS) project is to provide programming tools and an execution environment to ease program development for the grid. We present recent extensions to the GrADS software framework: 1. A new approach to scheduling workflow computations, applied to a 3D image reconstruction(More)
Most modern compilers operate by applying a fixed, program-independent sequence of optimizations to all programs. Compiler writers choose a single "compilation sequence", or perhaps a couple of compilation sequences. In choosing a sequence, they may consider performance of benchmarks or other important codes. These sequences are intended as general-purpose(More)
We describe two improvements to Chaitin-style graph coloring register allocators. The first, <italic>optimistic coloring</italic>, uses a stronger heuristic to find a <italic>k</italic>-coloring for the interference graph. The second extends Chaitin's treatment of <italic>rematerialization</italic> to handle a larger class of values. These techniques are(More)
Code space is a critical issue facing designers of software for embedded systems. Many traditional compiler optimizations are designed to reduce the execution time of compiled code, but not necessarily the size of the compiled code. Further, different results can be achieved by running some optimizations more than once and changing the order in which(More)
In a compiling system that attempts to improve code for a whole program by optimizing across procedures, the compiler can generate better code for a specific procedure if it knows which variables will have constant values, and what those values will be, when the procedure is invoked. This paper presents a general algorithm for determining for each procedure(More)