From High-Level Specification to High-Performance Code

Franz Franchetti, Jose M.F. Moura, David A. Padua, Jack Dongarra

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Computer architectures and systems are becoming ever more powerful but increasingly more complex. With the end of frequency scaling (about 2004) and the era of multicores/manycores/accelerators, it is exceedingly hard to extract the promised performance, in particular, at a reasonable energy budget. Only highly trained and educated experts can hope to conquer this barrier that, if not appropriately dealt with, can translate into multiple orders of magnitude of underutilization of computer systems when programmed by less specialized programmers or domain scientists. To overcome this challenge, the last ten years have seen a flurry of activity to automate the design and generation of highly efficient implementations for these multicore/ manycore architectures, and to translate high level descriptions of programs into high performance and power efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8510981
Pages (from-to)1875-1878
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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