Add a speculative execution pass
This is a pass for speculative execution of instructions for simple if-then (triangle) control flow. It's aimed at GPUs, but could perhaps be used in other contexts. Enabling this pass gives us a 1.0% geomean improvement on Google benchmark suites, with one benchmark improving 33%.
Credit goes to Jingyue Wu for writing an earlier version of this pass.
Patched by Bjarke Roune.
This patch adds a set of tests in test/Transforms/SpeculativeExecution/spec.ll
The pass is controlled by a flag which defaults to having the pass not run.
Reviewers: eliben, dberlin, meheff, jingyue, hfinkel
Reviewed By: jingyue, hfinkel
Subscribers: majnemer, jholewinski, llvm-commits
Differential Revision: http://reviews.llvm.org/D9360