Introduction

This is a Lab exercise crafted by Tomofumi Yuki, and viven as a short, hands on introduction to fresh Ph.D. students (not necessarily in HPC, Embedded Systems, or Compilers). The goal was to give them an idea about the research issues in this domain.

It takes you through a series of program transformations, and asks you to observe te performance at each step. If you are doing something like this for the first time, just answer the questions normally. If you have prior exposure to this area (e.g., you have alreadis started doing research in this area with me or someone else) please mention this in your report and try to answer the meta question, "Why are we asking this particular question or asking you to do this particular experiment."