PDTgcomp: Compilation Framework for Data Transformation Kernels on GPU
DescriptionData transformation tasks - such as encoding, decoding, parsing, and conversion between common data formats - are at the core of many data analytics, data processing and scientific applications. This has led to the development of custom software libraries and hardware implementations targeting popular data transformations. By accelerating specific transformations, however, these solutions suffer from lack of generality. On the other hand, a generic and programmable data processing engine might support a wide range of data transformations, but do so at the cost of reduced performance compared to custom, algorithm-specific solutions.
In this work, we aim to bridge this gap between generality and performance. To this end, we provide a compilation framework that transparently converts data transformation tasks expressed using pushdown transducers into efficient GPU code.
TimeTuesday, 15 November 20228:30am - 5pm CST