Power and Speed: Maximizing Application Performance on IBM Power Systems with XL C/C++ Compiler


Presentation Objective

How to optimize your application to fully exploit the functionality of your POWER system.


This presentation will provide the latest news on IBM’s compilers on Power. The major features to enhance portability such as improved standards compliance and gcc compiler source code and option compatibility will be presented. The presentation will also cover performance tuning and compiler optimization tips to maximize workload performance on IBM Power Systems including exploitation of the POWER8 processor and architecture.


Yaoqing Gao is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Canada Lab in the compiler development area. His major interests are compilation technology, optimization and performance tuning tools, parallel programming models and languages, and computer architecture. He has been doing research and development for IBM XL C/C++ and Fortran compiler products on IBM POWER, System z, CELL processors and Blue Gene.   He authored over 30 papers in journals and conferences.  He has been an IBM Master inventor since 2006 and authored over 30 issued and pending patents.




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