July 3, 2009, 6:16 am
IBM has announced the release of Milepost GCC, an extension to the GCC compiler which uses machine learning techniques to improve application performance on embedded processors. "'Our technology automatically learns how to get the best performance from the hardware -- whether mobile phones, desktops, or entire systems -- the software will run faster and use less energy,' noted Dr. Bilha Mendelson, Manager of Code Optimization Technologies at IBM Research - Haifa. 'We opened the compiler environment so it can access artificial intelligence and machine learning guidance to automatically determine exactly what specific optimizations should be used and when to apply them to ramp-up performance.'" The code can be downloaded from the Milepost site.