Run-time Data Analysis to Drive Compiler Optimizations

Run-time Data Analysis to Drive Compiler Optimizations

Sebastian Kloibhofer

21 October 2021

Throughout program execution, types may stabilize, variables may become constant, and code sections may turn out to be redundant - all information that is used by just-in-time (JIT) compilers to achieve peak performance. Yet, since JIT compilation is done on demand for individual code parts, global observations cannot be made. Moreover, global data analysis is an inherently expensive process, that collects information over large data sets. Thus, it is infeasible in dynamic compilers. With this project, we propose integrating data analysis into a dynamic runtime to speed up big data applications. The goal is to use the detailed run-time information for speculative compiler optimizations based on the shape and complexion of the data to improve performance.


Venue : SPLASH 2021 Doctoral Symposium