SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference
Fri 20 Nov 2020 11:00 - 11:20 at SPLASH-I - F-3A Chair(s): Stefan Marr, Reuben Rowe
Fri 20 Nov 2020 23:00 - 23:20 at SPLASH-I - F-3A Chair(s): Hidehiko Masuhara, Ramy Shahin

In order to generate efficient code, dynamic language compilers often need
information, such as dynamic types, not readily available in the program
source. Leveraging a mixture of static and dynamic information, these
compilers speculate on the missing information. Within one compilation
unit, they specialize the generated code to the previously observed
behaviors, betting that past is prologue. When speculation fails, the
execution must jump back to unoptimized code. In this paper, we propose
an approach to further the specialization, by disentangling classes of
behaviors into separate optimization units. With contextual dispatch, functions are
versioned and each version is compiled under different assumptions. When a
function is invoked, the implementation dispatches to a version optimized
under assumptions matching the dynamic context of the call. As a
proof-of-concept, we describe a compiler for the R language which uses
this approach. Our implementation is, on average,
$1.7\times$ faster than the GNU R reference
implementation. We evaluate contextual dispatch on a set of benchmarks and
measure additional speedup, on top of traditional speculation with deoptimization
techniques. In this setting contextual dispatch improves the performance of 18 out of
46 programs in our benchmark suite.

Fri 20 Nov

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11:00 - 12:20
F-3AOOPSLA at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): Stefan Marr University of Kent, Reuben Rowe University College London
11:00
20m
Talk
Contextual Dispatch for Function Specialization
OOPSLA
Olivier Flückiger Northeastern University, Guido Chari Asapp, Ming-Ho Yee Northeastern University, Jan Ječmen Czech Technical University, Jakob Hain Northeastern University, Jan Vitek Northeastern University / Czech Technical University
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11:20
20m
Talk
Fixpoints for the Masses: Programming with First-Class Datalog Constraints
OOPSLA
Magnus Madsen Aarhus University, Ondřej Lhoták University of Waterloo
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11:40
20m
Talk
Verifying and Improving Halide’s Term Rewriting System with Program Synthesis
OOPSLA
Julie L. Newcomb University of Washington, Andrew Adams Adobe Research, Steven Johnson Google, Rastislav Bodik University of Washington, Shoaib Kamil Adobe Research
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12:00
20m
Talk
Polymorphic Types and Effects with Boolean Unification
OOPSLA
Magnus Madsen Aarhus University, Jaco van de Pol Aarhus University
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23:00 - 00:20
F-3AOOPSLA at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): Hidehiko Masuhara Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ramy Shahin University of Toronto
23:00
20m
Talk
Contextual Dispatch for Function Specialization
OOPSLA
Olivier Flückiger Northeastern University, Guido Chari Asapp, Ming-Ho Yee Northeastern University, Jan Ječmen Czech Technical University, Jakob Hain Northeastern University, Jan Vitek Northeastern University / Czech Technical University
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23:20
20m
Talk
Fixpoints for the Masses: Programming with First-Class Datalog Constraints
OOPSLA
Magnus Madsen Aarhus University, Ondřej Lhoták University of Waterloo
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23:40
20m
Talk
Verifying and Improving Halide’s Term Rewriting System with Program Synthesis
OOPSLA
Julie L. Newcomb University of Washington, Andrew Adams Adobe Research, Steven Johnson Google, Rastislav Bodik University of Washington, Shoaib Kamil Adobe Research
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00:00
20m
Talk
Polymorphic Types and Effects with Boolean Unification
OOPSLA
Magnus Madsen Aarhus University, Jaco van de Pol Aarhus University
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