Title
Padding in the mathematics of arrays
Abstract
ABSTRACTMulti-dimensional array manipulation constitutes a core component of numerous numerical methods, e.g. finite difference solvers of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The efficiency of such computations is tightly connected to traversing array data in a hardware-friendly way. The Mathematics of Arrays (MoA) allows reasoning about array computations at a high level and enables systematic transformations of array-based programs. We have previously shown that stencil computations reduce to MoA's Denotational Normal Form (DNF). Here we bring to light MoA's Operational Normal Forms (ONFs) that allow for adapting array computations to hardware characteristics. ONF transformations start from the DNF. Alongside the ONF transformations, we extend MoA with rewriting rules for padding. These new rules allow both a simplification of array indexing and a systematic approach to introducing halos to PDE solvers. Experiments on various architectures confirm the flexibility of the approach.
Year
DOI
Venue
2021
10.1145/3460944.3464311
PLDI
DocType
Citations 
PageRank 
Conference
0
0.34
References 
Authors
0
5
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
Benjamin Chetioui100.68
Ole Abusdal200.34
Magne Haveraaen318926.47
Jaakko Järvi49714.68
Lenore Mullin500.68