A unified execution model for data-driven applications on a composable MPSoC

Ashkan Beyranvand Nejad, Anca Molnos, Kees Goossens

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Multi-processor Systems on Chip (MPSoCs) execute multiple applications concurrently. These applications may belong to different domains, i.e., may have firm-, soft-, or non-realtime requirements. A composable system simplifies system design, integration, and verification by avoiding the inter-application interference. Existing work demonstrates composability for applications expressed using a single model of computation. For example, Kahn Process Network (KPN) and dataflow are two common data-driven parallel models of computation, each with different properties and suited for different application domains. This paper extends existing work with support for concurrent, composable execution of KPN and dataflow applications on the same MPSoC platform. We formalize a unified execution model by defining its operations that implement the different models of computation on the MPSoC, and discuss the trade-offs involved. Our experiments indicate that multiple applications modeled in KPN and dataflow run composably on an MPSoC platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 14th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Methods and Tools, DSD 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1048-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011
Event14th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2011) - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 31 Aug 20112 Sept 2011
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2011)
Abbreviated titleDSD 2011
Other"Architectures, Methods and Tools"
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  • Composable system
  • Data-driven models
  • Execution model
  • Multi-processor system on chip
  • Realtime applications


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