Lifting C semantics for dataflow optimization

  title={Lifting C semantics for dataflow optimization},
  author={Alexandru Calotoiu and Tal Ben-Nun and Grzegorz Kwasniewski and Johannes de Fine Licht and Timo Schneider and Phillipp Schaad and Torsten Hoefler},
  journal={Proceedings of the 36th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing},
C is the lingua franca of programming and almost any device can be programmed using C. However, programming modern heterogeneous architectures such as multi-core CPUs and GPUs requires explicitly expressing parallelism as well as device-specific properties such as memory hierarchies. The resulting code is often hard to understand, debug, and modify for different architectures. We propose to lift C programs to a parametric dataflow representation that lends itself to static data-centric analysis… 

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