A Static Analysis-based Cross-Architecture Performance Prediction Using Machine Learning

18 Jun 2019  ·  Newsha Ardalani, Urmish Thakker, Aws Albarghouthi, Karu Sankaralingam ·

Porting code from CPU to GPU is costly and time-consuming; Unless much time is invested in development and optimization, it is not obvious, a priori, how much speed-up is achievable or how much room is left for improvement. Knowing the potential speed-up a priori can be very useful: It can save hundreds of engineering hours, help programmers with prioritization and algorithm selection. We aim to address this problem using machine learning in a supervised setting, using solely the single-threaded source code of the program, without having to run or profile the code. We propose a static analysis-based cross-architecture performance prediction framework (Static XAPP) which relies solely on program properties collected using static analysis of the CPU source code and predicts whether the potential speed-up is above or below a given threshold. We offer preliminary results that show we can achieve 94% accuracy in binary classification, in average, across different thresholds

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