Obada Alkhatib

Obada  Alkhatib
MIT EECS | Nutanix Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Daniel Sanchez
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Years: 2020-2021
Research Project Title:

Improving and Generalizing the T4 Compiler

abstract:With parallel architectures becoming more pervasive, parallelizing compilers allow programmers to write sequential code and still benefit from multicore architectures. T4, a parallelizing compiler built to leverage hardware features in the Swarm architecture, splits programs into tasks as small as tens of instructions each for speculative parallel execution. T4 defines task boundaries using loop iterations, function calls, and loop and function call continuations. However, profiling with manually inserted task boundaries shows that tasks can be made more fine-grain in order to uncover more hidden parallelism. My project will focus on investigating new ways to define task boundaries to achieve significant parallel speedups in T4-compiled programs.

I am participating in SuperUROP in order to learn the necessary research skills for graduate school. Moreover, I am excited to learn more about ongoing research in computer architecture and compiler design while contributing to a project of interest. My goal is to have publishable results by the end of the program.