Intel Functional Language compiler (Was: PSA: GHC can now be built with Clang)
rrnewton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 20:48:08 CEST 2013
This came up randomly because of a typo, but rather than respond for them
I've changed the thread name to something descriptive and copies the
authors of the paper.
The small bit that I know:
- It is a new backend that takes Core from GHC and does the rest itself
(including having a non-GHC runtime).
- There are some patches to GHC (somewhere?) to support a new kind of
- The IFLC backend uses a strict intermediate representation and
performs auto-vectorization on loops. In particular, the paper evaluates
the technique on loops from (slightly modified) REPA and vector library
- It handles a pretty sizable subset of the language, but is missing
some things (e.g. asynchronous exceptions).
- It is not released yet
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at gmail.com
> What branch is that work in? I've not seen mention of it in the commit
> logs. I'd really love to see how they're Doing it.
> Likewise, it's worth remarking that a carefullywritten simd primop that
> explicitly uses the instruction intrinsics can easily be 1.5-2x faster than
> auto vectorized simd code. I've some examples I tested for matrix
> multiplication where the performance is robustly In that range.
> On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Ryan Newton wrote:
>> Gosh, sorry, yes it's not obvious from the list of accepted papers:
>> "Automatic SIMD Vectorization for Haskell" Leaf Petersen, Dominic Orchard
>> and Neal Glew
>> One of the authors has a link for it but it appears there's no preprint
>> up yet:
>> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 5:36 AM, Nicolas Trangez <nicolas at incubaid.com>wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2013-07-01 at 12:05 -0400, Ryan Newton wrote:
>>> > Err, GCC replacement. But, ironically, GHC [backend] replacement as
>>> > as of the recent ICFP paper.
>>> Got a link or reference?
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