IPF Compilers

Article: Escape From the Planet of x86
By: Nate Begeman (nbegeman.delete@this.umich.edu), June 21, 2003 9:10 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Wang (dwang@realworldtech.com) on 6/20/03 wrote:
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>People have been working on various incarnations of EPIC/VLIW compilers for a while,
>and there are still some serious "issues" outstanding, but there's one thing that
>can't be beat that's different from the past year alone as opposed to all the years
>before, and that's the availability of actual hardware to run the compiler on. You
>can work on all the compiler issue you want, and you can check the assumptions against
>a simulator, perhaps even one that's cycle accurate, but accurate simulators are
>at least a couple of orders of magnitude slower than actual hardware.
>
>The result is that if you wanted to check the net effect of a few compiler switches
>on the SPEC suite. You can simulate the entire run, and that will take perhaps
>several compute-months. (or you just take a short run and pretend that it's just as good as the entire run)
>
>If you had actual hardware, your assumptions could be verified or rejected on actual
>hardware in a matter of few compute-hours. That has to be significant along the way somewhere.

I couldn't find the post here that mentioned something about Intel usually rolling out new compilers with new hardware to maximize their bang-for-the-buck or something along those lines, so I'll just put this here...

According to the gcc developer list, there are prerelease verisons of ICC 8.0 around, so it is plausible that they might ship soon with improved IPF code generation. Then again, maybe they won't. Something to look forward to.

Post is http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2003-06/msg01822.html
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