The research team led by Associate Professor Yang Hailong from the School of Computer Science and Engineering has won the Best Paper Award at the BenchCouncil International Symposium on Benchmarking, Measuring and Optimizing (Bench'20), for their paper entitled “swRodinia: A Benchmark Suite for Exploiting Architecture Properties of Sunway Processor”. The paper was also honored with BenchCouncil Award for Excellence for Reproducible Research at the symposium.
Organized by the International Open Benchmark Council (BenchCouncil), the Bench Symposium is an international conference with a focus on benchmarking, measuring and optimizing. The Bench'20 was held online on November 15 and 16, covering topics of big data, AI, block chain, high performance computing, DataCenter, IoT, etc.
In the paper, the famous Rodinia benchmark suite was transplanted to the domestic Shenwei multi-core processor, and various optimization strategies were adopted to make full use of the architecture characteristics of Shenwei processor to achieve high performance. The optimization strategies were then analyzed in depth, and the factors limiting further optimization were also pointed out. Besides, the paper, based on the findings in the process and test results of transplantation, provided insights into the software optimization of Shenwei architecture, and also gave some suggestions for the future design of Shenwei processor. The reviewers commented that “the paper demonstrated a trade-off between programming efficiency and performance”, and “it presented a variety of optimization strategies to take full advantage of the architecture characteristics of Shenwei processor to achieve high performance”.
The team of Yang Hailong has achieved a series of innovative and practical research results in the fields of performance analysis tools, system structure, optimizing compilers, deep learning, task scheduling, etc. More than 20 research papers have been published in renowned international conferences and journals such as SC, PLDI, ICSE, TPDS, TCAD, TACO, ICS, ICPP and CLUSTER.
Reported by Luan Zhongzhi
Reviewed by Wang Yunhong
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun