The SCC compiler: SWARing at MMX and 3DNow!

Randall J. Fisher, Henry G. Dietz

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Last year, we discussed the issues surrounding the development of languages and compilers for a general, portable, high-level SIMD With in A Register (SWAR) execution model. In a first effort to provide such a language and a framework for further research on this form of parallel processing, we proposed the vector-based language SWARC, and an experimental module compiler for this language, called Scc, which targeted IA32+MMX-based architectures. Since that time, we have worked to expand the types of targets that Scc supports and to include optimizations based on both vector processing and enhanced hardware support for SWAR. This paper provides a more formal description of the SWARC language, describes the organization of the current version of the Scc compiler, and discusses the implementation of optimizations within this framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguages and Compilers for Parallel Computing - 12th International Workshop, LCPC 1999, Proceedings
EditorsLarry Carter, Jeanne Ferrante
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2000
Event12th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, LCPC 1999 - La Jolla, United States
Duration: Aug 4 1999Aug 6 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, LCPC 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLa Jolla

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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