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Extreme Speedups and GPGPU: A Tale of Two Practical Uses of Reified Trees

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Olivier Chafik discusses how to make a practical use of reified trees in Scala, with two applications: run-time (re)compilation for extreme speed, and conversion to another language (OpenCL).

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Olivier Chafik is working in London at Google on anything but Scala (not that he hasn’t tried). Olivier has worked on financial software and 3D graphics before but only gets really high on his open-source projects: JNAerator, BridJ and JavaCL. Scala has now become his experimental language of choice, with Scalaxy and ScalaCL as playground projects.

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May 17, 2014

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