CS 640 -- Advanced Compilers
Dr. Elizabeth White
office: Nguyen Engineering, Rm. 5315 (993-1586)
- Code Analysis techniques (dataflow, control flow, SSA, interprocedural)
- Optimization (scalar, dependence-based)
- Code Generation (register allocation, scheduling)
- Optimization in high-performance environments
- Engineering a Compiler, Cooper & Torczon, Morgan-Kaufmann, 2003. OR
"Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools", A. Aho, R. Sethi M. Lam and J.
Ullman (also known as the "dragon" book).
- Papers (to be determined later)
Some of the material from this course is also covered in:
- Building an Optimizing Compiler, Robert Morgan, Digital Press 1998.
You are expected to abide by the honor code for work done in this class.
All work is to be your individual effort unless I tell you otherwise.
- Exams: Midterm Exam (20%), Final Exam (20%)
Both exams (midterm and final) will have an in-class portion and
a take-home portion. The honor code will be in effect for both portions
of the exam, including the
take home portion
- Homeworks (20%)
Homeworks may be done in groups or individually.
- Projects (40%)
There will be two or three programming assignments all requiring you
to implement algorithms we are studying. These projects may assume
standard front end skills you would acquire in a class like CS 540.
Programming assignments are to be individual efforts.