Workshop: LLVM-HPC2017: Fourth Workshop on the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure in HPC
Authors: George Stelle (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Abstract: Optimizing compilers for task-level parallelism are still in their infancy. This work explores a compiler front end that translates OpenMP tasking semantics to Tapir, an extension to LLVM IR that represents fork-join parallelism. This enables analyses and optimizations that were previously inaccessible to OpenMP codes, as well as the ability to target additional runtimes at code generation. Using a Cilk runtime back end, we compare results to existing OpenMP implementations. Initial performance results for the Barcelona OpenMP task suite show performance improvements over existing implementations.