SIMD - efficient loop unrolling design for embedded multimedia applications

Yunyang Dai, Qing Li, Qi Zhang, C.-C. Jay Kuo
2004 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8763)  
Due to the rising complexity of modern embedded media applications (EMAs), compilers must have the capability to exploit the superword level parallelism (SLP). This work analyzes the memory access patterns found in EMAs and presents a scheme to calculate the loop unrolling factor to fully utilize these patterns to generate efficient Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions. The loop nest is also considered for actual memory access patterns, which can be used to improve the
more » ... prove the efficiency of the compiler. We observe a performance improvement by an average factor of 12 times for manual experiments conducted on the TriMedia TM-1300 processor for the H.264 encoding application.
doi:10.1109/icme.2004.1394618 fatcat:dqeclqy6vzhv5gdvzq4lu2vtwu