Reducing dynamic compilation overhead by overlapping compilation and execution

P. Unnikrishnan, M. Kandemir, F. Li

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

An important problem in executing applications in energy-sensitive embedded environments is to tune their behavior based on dynamic variations in energy constraints. One option for achieving this is dynamic compilation - compiling code fragments on the fly to adapt to changing energy demands. While dynamic compilation can be very beneficial in many embedded environments where multiple criteria need to be satisfied during execution, it can also incur a significant performance overhead since compilation takes place at runtime. The goal in this work is to reduce this performance overhead of dynamic compilation by overlapping it with application execution. Specifically, provided that we have available hardware resources to perform dynamic compilation concurrently with application execution, our approach compiles the next code fragment to be executed while we are executing the current code fragment. The experimental results from our implementation indicate significant savings in execution times. Our experimental results also indicate that the proposed strategy performs consistently well under different parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASP-DAC 2006
Subtitle of host publicationAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages929-934
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780394518, 9780780394513
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventASP-DAC 2006: Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2006 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
Volume2006

Other

OtherASP-DAC 2006: Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2006
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period1/24/061/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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