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Lecturer: Michael O'Boyle

Lectures are in Semester 2, scheduled for the following times in 4.01 DHT:

                        Monday   10.00 - 10.50
                        Thursday  10.00 - 10.50

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.

General Course-related Documents

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Lecture Notes

Coursework:

Coursework Deadline: Thursday 4pm Feb 27th 2014


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