HaGPipe : Programming the graphics pipeline in Haskell

University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för innovation, design och teknik

Abstract:   In this paper I present the domain specific language HaGPipe for graphics programming in Haskell. HaGPipe has a clean, purely functional and strongly typed interface and targets the whole graphics pipeline including the programmable shaders of the GPU. It can be extended for use with various backends and this paper provides two different ones. The first one generates vertex and fragment shaders in Cg for the GPU, and the second one generates vertex shader code for the SPUs on PlayStation 3. I will demonstrate HaGPipe's many capabilities of producing optimized code, including an extensible rewrite rule framework, automatic packing of vertex data, common sub expression elimination and both automatic basic block level vectorization and loop vectorization through the use of structures of arrays.

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