[llvm-dev] [RFC] design doc for straight-line scalar optimizations

Philip Reames via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Aug 25 13:35:27 PDT 2015

Thank you for sharing this.  It made for extremely interesting reading.


On 08/24/2015 11:10 AM, Jingyue Wu via llvm-dev wrote:
> Hi,
> As you may have noticed, since last year, we (Google's CUDA compiler 
> team) have contributed quite a lot to the effort of optimizing LLVM 
> for CUDA programs. I think it's worthwhile to write some docs to wrap 
> them up for two reasons.
> 1) Whoever wants to understand or work on these optimizations has some 
> detailed docs instead of just source code to refer to.
> 2) RFC on how to improve these optimizations so that other targets can 
> benefit from them as well. They are currently mostly restricted to the 
> NVPTX backend, but I see many potentials to generalize them.
> So, I started from this overdue design doc 
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1momWzKFf4D6h8H3YlfgKQ3qeZy5ayvMRh6yR-Xn2hUE/edit?usp=sharing> on the 
> straight-line scalar optimizations. I will send out more docs on other 
> optimizations later. Please feel free to comment.
> Thanks,
> Jingyue
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