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Introduction

This course introduces students to modern techniques in efficient implementation of programming languages. Modern processors and systems are designed based on the assumption that a compiler will be able to effectively exploit architectural resources. This course will examine in detail techniques to exploit instruction level parallelism, memory hierarchy and higher level parallelism. It will examine classic static analysis approaches to these problems and introduce newer feedback directed and dynamic approaches to optimisation. The course work will require students to implement selected optimisations in a research compiler.

Context

For 4th year students, Compiling Techniques is a pre-requisite. MSc students must have completed an introductory course in compilation or have written a compiler.

Taught By

Name Hugh Leather
Office IF 1.18a
Homepage http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/hleather/
Email hleather@inf.ed.ac.uk

Timetable

Semester2
DayStartFinishBuildingRoom
Monday10:0010:50David Hume TowerLG.08
Thursday10:0010:50David Hume TowerLG.08

Coursework

Deadline Thursday 4pm Feb 23rd 2017
Feedback Thursday 4pm Mar 9th 2017

General Course-related Documents

References:

Lecture Notes

Some slides may be for extra content, possibly examinable, but not covered in lectures.
Video lectures on YouTube
Old lecture notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Tools and Resources

Reading

Please note that the lectures do not cover the material in as much detail as the books. You are expected to learn from the books. The lectures are to help with understanding and to give you an opportunity to ask questions. You should also read the papers indicated in the lectures. The lists below are approximate as we sometimes jump around a bit in the books.
There is a lot of reading required for this course - you have been warned! I make no apology for this because, even so, we only scratch the surface.
Engineering a Compiler
Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures
Misc


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