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From: mhall@ISI.EDU
Newsgroups: comp.arch,comp.compilers
Date: 6 Mar 1998 16:54:27 -0500
Organization: USC Information Sciences Institute
Keywords: benchmarks, performance, parallel
Posted-Date: Wed, 4 Mar 98 14:36:14 PST


Researchers from the Stanford SUIF compiler group (contact: Mary Hall, USC
Information Sciences Institute, ) have provided SPEC with a
compiler-parallelized version of the SPEC CFP95 source code
(available from This source
code was produced automatically by the Stanford SUIF compiler, and has been
used for extensive experimentation, as described by articles in _IEEE
Computer_ (12/96 issue) and ASPLOS '96. It is anticipated these benchmarks
will be useful for two purposes:

      * for technology transfer, providing insight into how the compiler
          transforms the applications to yield the reported results; and,
      * for further experimentation, such as in architecture simulation studies
          and analysis of run-time system features.

The SUIF compiler was used in these experiments as a source-to-source
translator, taking Fortran as input, and producing as output C and Fortran
with calls to a run-time library and other supporting libraries. The release
contains the C and Fortran output of the compiler, along with source code
for all of the accompanying libraries. Note that the source code is provided
for research purposes only. Measurements taken on this source code are not
compliant with the SPEC CPU95 Run and Reporting Rules (by virtue of being
different source code from what SPEC provides and not using the SPEC CPU95
tool set) and by SPEC license agreement should not be portrayed as such or
compared to results which are.

SPEC licensees can contact SPEC for information about this distribution at This distribution may not be redistributed.

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