Ec - A compiler for the E-Language

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    As systems on chip are evolving to networks on chip (NOC), providing a unified communication infrastructure for a number of computational resources, being able to easily implement computational tasks as a parallel program, that can be efficiently executed by multiple resources together, is becoming increasingly important. Recent advances in thread-level parallel (TLP) architectures have made it possible to implement efficiently an easy-to-use synchronous shared memory programming model (Parallel Random Access Machine, PRAM) on a NOC. On our previous work we have introduced e, a fine-grained TLP programming language for synchronous shared memory NOC architectures realizing the PRAM model. The language uses a familiar c-like syntax and provides support for shared and private variables, arbitrary hierarchical groups of threads, and synchronous control structures. This allows a programmer to use various advanced TLP programming techniques like data parallelism, divide-and-conquer technique, different blocking techniques, and both synchronous and asynchronous programming style. In this paper we describe ec, an experimental compiler for e. We will also shortly evaluate the e-compiler with real parallel programs using our scalable Eclipse NOC architecture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2004 International Symposium on System-on-Chip Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7803-8558-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2004 International Symposium on System-on-Chip - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 16 Nov 200418 Nov 2004


    Conference2004 International Symposium on System-on-Chip


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