In the meeting today, I asked if anyone was interested in targeting CIRCT as a backend for npcomp. I previously brought this up on the npcomp forum here: [npcomp] CIRCT integration. It seems like we can connect the dots between npcomp and CIRCT, enabling high-level synthesis of Python-based array programming frameworks like NumPy, TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.
Right now, npcomp’s reference backend accepts a mix of
std elementwise ops on tensors and
linalg named ops on tensors. This level of abstraction is not much higher than what CIRCT can lower into
handshake. I’m going to start investigating what needs to happen to pave a path from npcomp’s IR to
Is anyone else from the CIRCT camp interested in this? This is something I’m planning to allocate some cycles to in the near term, and I’d love to collaborate.