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A Cloud Based Super-Optimization Method to Parallelize the Sequential Code’s Nested Loops

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Authors:

Amin Majd , Mohammad Loni, Golnaz Sahebi , Masoud Daneshtalab, Elena Troubitsyna

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper

Venue:

IEEE 13th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Many-core Systems-on-Chip


Abstract

Advances in hardware architecture regarding multi-core processors make parallel computing ubiquitous. To achieve the maximum utilization of multi-core processors, parallel programming techniques are required. However, there are several challenges standing in front of parallel programming. These problems are mainly divided into three major groups. First, although recent advancements in parallel programming languages (e.g. MPI, OpenCL, etc.) assist developers, still parallel programming is not desirable for most programmers. The second one belongs to the massive volume of old software and applications, which have been written in serial mode. However, converting millions of line of serial codes to parallel codes is highly time-consuming and requiring huge verification effort. Third, the production of software and applications in parallel mode is very expensive since it needs knowledge and expertise. Super-optimization provided by super compilers is the process of automatically determine the dependent and independent instructions to find any data dependency and loop-free sequence of instructions. Super compiler then runs these instructions on different processors in the parallel mode, if it is possible. Super-optimization is a feasible solution for helping the programmer to get relaxed from parallel programming workload. Since the most complexity of the sequential codes is in the nested loops, we try to parallelize the nested loops by using the idea of super-optimization. One of the underlying stages in the super-optimization is scheduling tiled space for iterating nested loops. Since the problem is NP-Hard, using the traditional optimization methods are not feasible. In this paper, we propose a cloud-based super-optimization method as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to reduce the cost of parallel programming. In addition, it increases the utilization of the processing capacity of the multi-core processor. As the result, an intermediate programmer can use the whole processing capacity of his/her system without knowing anything about writing parallel codes or super compiler functions by sending the serial code to a cloud server and receiving the parallel version of the code from the cloud server. In this paper, an evolutionary algorithm is leveraged to solve the scheduling problem of tiles. Our proposed super-optimization method will serve as software and provided as a hybrid (public and private) deployment model.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Majd5605,
author = {Amin Majd and Mohammad Loni and Golnaz Sahebi and Masoud Daneshtalab and Elena Troubitsyna},
title = {A Cloud Based Super-Optimization Method to Parallelize the Sequential Code’s Nested Loops },
month = {October},
year = {2019},
booktitle = {IEEE 13th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Many-core Systems-on-Chip},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/5605-}
}