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ThinkMind // CLOUD COMPUTING 2010, The First International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization // View article cloud_computing_2010_2_20_50037


CrossBit: A Multi-Sources and Multi-Targets DBT

Authors:
Yang Yindong
Guan Haibing
Zhu Erzhou
Yang Hongbo
Liu Bo

Keywords: DBT; intermediate instruction; CrossBit; basic block;

Abstract:
Dynamic binary translator (DBT) is typically used for software migration or binary code optimization. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a multi-sources and multi-targets DBT–CrossBit, which aims at fast migrating existing executable source code from one platform to another alien target platform with lower cost. In order to support code translation among multi-sources and multi-targets better, a new intermediate instruction set– VInst, which is independent of any specific machine instructions, has been introduced. Unlike many other existing DBTs which directly translate the binary code of one instruction set architecture (ISA) to another ISA, CrossBit first converts source binary code to VInst specifications, and then transforms them into target platform code, using a granularity of a basic block (BB) as the unit of translation. Additionally, to address the performance issue, we adopt several generic optimization methods to optimize the translated code. Finally, our experimental result indicates that, for the SPECint2000 benchmarks, CrossBit’s performance is pleasant and can meet the design requirement.

Pages: 41 to 47

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2010

Publication date: November 21, 2010

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4294

ISBN: 978-1-61208-106-9

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: from November 21, 2010 to November 26, 2010

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