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The performance of Graphic Processing Units (GPU) is sensitive to irregular memory references. Some recent work shows the promise of data reorganization for eliminating non-coalesced memory accesses that are caused by irregular references. However, all previous studies have employed simple, heuristic methods to determine the new data layouts to create. As a(More)
Parallelizing HTML parsing is challenging due to the complexities of HTML documents and the inherent dependencies in its parsing algorithm. As a result, despite numerous studies in parallel parsing, HTML parsing remains sequential today. It forms one of the final barriers for fully parallelizing browser operations to minimize the browser’s response(More)
Software speculative parallelization has shown effectiveness in parallelizing certain applications. Prior techniques have mainly relied on simple exploitation of heuristics for speculation. In this work, we introduce probabilistic analysis into the design of speculation schemes. In particular, by tackling applications that are based on Finite State Machine(More)
Prediction of program dynamic behaviors is fundamental to program optimizations, resource management, and architecture reconfigurations. Most existing predictors are based on locality of program behaviors, subject to some inherent limitations. In this paper, we revisit the design philosophy and systematically explore a second source of clues: statistical(More)
Finite-State Machine (FSM) applications are important for many domains. But FSM computation is inherently sequential, making such applications notoriously difficult to parallelize. Most prior methods address the problem through speculations on simple heuristics, offering limited applicability and inconsistent speedups. This paper provides some principled(More)
This work aims to find out the full potential of compilation scheduling for JIT-based runtime systems. Compilation scheduling determines the order in which the compilation units (e.g., functions) in a program are to be compiled or recompiled. It decides when what versions of the units are ready to run, and hence affects performance. But it has been a(More)
Important for user experience on mobile devices, app launch responsiveness has received many recent attentions. This paper reveals a principled pitfall in previous studies. Most of these studies have used average reduction of response delays as the metric for responsiveness. Through a systematic user study and statistical analysis, this paper shows that the(More)
Predicting a sequence of upcoming function calls is important for optimizing programs written in modern managed languages (e.g., Java, Javascript, C#.) Existing function call predictions are mainly built on statistical patterns, suitable for predicting a single call but not a sequence of calls. This paper presents a new way to enable call sequence(More)
Finite state machines (FSMs) are basic computation models that play essential roles in many applications. Enabling efficient parallel FSM execution is critical to the performance of these applications. However, they are very challenging to parallelize due to their inherent data dependencies that occur at each step of computations. Existing efforts on FSM(More)