understanding EPIC

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Jul 30 14:20:42 UTC 2010

I've been doing some reading on compilers
for ia64 EPIC (see my list below). I think
I'm starting to understand just how hard
it is to get a compiler to squeeze the most
of ia64.

I cannot find any paper on compiler
development for ia64 later than 2005.
Has anybody got a link to a later development?

Also, is Gelato (aka IMPACT, OpenIMPACT -
http://www.gelato.org, http://gelato.uiuc.edu) dead?

many thanks

Charles Gray, Matthew Chapman, Peter Chubb, David Mosberger-Tang,
 and Gernot Heiser, "Itanium - A System Implementor's Tale,"
 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, April 2005.

Field-testing IMPACT EPIC Research Results in Itanium 2
John W. Sias, Sain-zee Ueng, Geoff A. Kent, Ian M. Steiner, Erik M. Nystrom and Wen-mei W. Hwu
Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture, pp. 26-37, July 2004.

M. Smotherman, "Understanding EPIC Architectures and
 Implementations," 40th Annual ACM Southeast Conference,
 Raleigh, April 2002, pp. 71-78. 

Jay Bharadwaj, et al., "The Intel IA-64 Compiler Code Generator",
 IEEE Micro, Sept.-Oct. 2000.

Anton Shterenlikht
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Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
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