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I am away next week. No classes on Mon 18th Jan or Thu 21st Jan


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.


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 1.11


Monday10:0010:50Dugald Stewart Building1.17
Thursday10:0010:50Dugald Stewart Building1.17


Deadline Thursday 4pm Feb 25th 2016
Feedback Thursday 4pm Mar 10th 2016

General Course-related Documents


Lecture Notes

Old lecture notes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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