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Context-Aware Memory Profiling for Speculative Parallelism [abstract]
Changsu Kim, Juhyun Kim, Juwon Kang, Jae W. Lee, and Hanjun Kim
To Appear: Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing, Data, and Analytics (HiPC), December 2017.

To expose hidden parallelism from programs with complex dependences, modern compilers employ memory profilers to augment imprecise static analyses. Since dynamic dependence patterns among instructions can vary widely depending on the context, such as function call site stack and loop nest level, context-aware memory profiling is of great value for precise memory profiling. However, recording memory dependences with full context information causes huge overheads in terms of CPU cycles and memory space. Existing profilers mitigate this problem by compromising precision, coverage, or both. This paper proposes a new precise Context-Aware Memory Profiling (CAMP) framework that efficiently traces all the memory dependences with full context information. CAMP statically analyzes a context tree of a program that illustrates all the possible dynamic contexts, and simplifies context management during profiling. For 14 programs from SPEC CINT2000 and CINT2006 benchmark suites, CAMP increases speculative parallelism opportunities by 12.6% on average and by up to 63.0% compared to the baseline context-oblivious, loop-aware memory profiler.