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DSD 2019
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Platform Independent Software Analysis for Near Memory Computing

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Abstract

Near-memory Computing (NMC) promises improved performance for the applications that can exploit the features of emerging memory technologies such as 3D-stacked memory. However, it is not trivial to find such applications and specialized tools are needed to identify them. In this paper, we present PISA-NMC, which extends a state-of-the-art hardware agnostic profiling tool with metrics concerning memory and parallelism, which are relevant for NMC. The metrics include memory entropy, spatial locality, data-level, and basic-block-level parallelism. By profiling a set of representative applications and correlating the metrics with the application's performance on a simulated NMC system, we verify the importance of those metrics. Finally, we demonstrate which metrics are useful in identifying applications suitable for NMC architectures.

Date

01 Aug 2019

Publication

DSD 2019

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