A Hybrid Approach to Proving Memory Reference Monotonicity Conference Paper uri icon


  • Array references indexed by non-linear expressions or subscript arrays represent a major obstacle to compiler analysis and to automatic parallelization. Most previous proposed solutions either enhance the static analysis repertoire to recognize more patterns, to infer array-value properties, and to refine the mathematical support, or apply expensive run time analysis of memory reference traces to disambiguate these accesses. This paper presents an automated solution based on static construction of access summaries, in which the reference non-linearity problem can be solved for a large number of reference patterns by extracting arbitrarily-shaped predicates that can (in)validate the reference monotonicity property and thus (dis)prove loop independence. Experiments on six benchmarks show that our general technique for dynamic validation of the monotonicity property can cover a large class of codes, incurs minimal run-time overhead and obtains good speedups. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

name of conference

  • Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, 24th International Workshop, LCPC 2011, Fort Collins, CO, USA, September 8-10, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

published proceedings

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

author list (cited authors)

  • Oancea, C. E., & Rauchwerger, L

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Oancea, Cosmin E||Rauchwerger, Lawrence

editor list (cited editors)

  • Rajopadhye, S. V., & Strout, M. M.

publication date

  • January 2013