Efficient Discovery of Regular Stride Patterns in Irregular Programs

@inproceedings{Wu2002EfficientDO,
  title={Efficient Discovery of Regular Stride Patterns in Irregular Programs},
  author={Youfeng Wu},
  booktitle={PLDI},
  year={2002}
}
Irregular data references are difficult to prefetch, as the future memory address of a load instruction is hard to anticipate by a compiler. However, recent studies as well as our experience indicate that some important load instructions in irregular programs contain stride access patterns. Although the load instructions with stride patterns are difficult to identify with static compiler techniques, we developed an efficient profiling method to discover these load instructions. The new… CONTINUE READING
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