M. Eng. student at MIT
Julia's compiler spends almost all of its time generating, optimizing, and compiling LLVM IR. Currently, much of this work is done under one giant lock, which is also held during type inference, reducing compiler throughput in a multithreaded environment. By using finer-grained locking and handling LLVM IR in a threadsafe manner, we can reduce contention of compilation resources. This work also leads into future JIT optimizations such as lazy, parallel, and speculative compilation of Julia code.