DPH and CUDA status

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Feb 7 20:21:59 EST 2010

Scott Michel wrote,
> Are you also planning a LLVM backend for ghc, in a general sense, or just for the accelerated work you're doing? It seems to me that ghc itself could be well served with a LLVM backend, especially if one relies on the JIT mode. That could help identify code paths in the core and runtime that are infrequently used, further optimizing ghc's overall performance.

I had a student implementing a LLVM backend for GHC last year.  You can find the details at


We are planning to merge this work into the main GHC repository.

(At the moment, this is not using the JIT, but that would be another interesting project.)


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