Design space exploration in application-specific hardware synthesis for multiple communicating nested loops.

R. Corvino, A. Gamatié, M.C.W. Geilen, L. Jozwiak

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Application specific MPSoCs are often used to implement high-performance data-intensive applications. MPSoC design requires a rapid and efficient exploration of the hardware architecture possibilities to adequately orchestrate the data distribution and architecture of parallel MPSoC computing resources. Behavioral specifications of data-intensive applications are usually given in the form of a loop-based sequential code, which requires parallelization and task scheduling for an efficient MPSoC implementation. Existing approaches in application specific hardware synthesis, use loop transformations to efficiently parallelize single nested loops and use Synchronous Data Flows to statically schedule and balance the data production and consumption of multiple communicating loops. This creates a separation between data and task parallelism analyses, which can reduce the possibilities for throughput optimization in high-performance data-intensive applications. This paper proposes a method for a concurrent exploration of data and task parallelism when using loop transformations to optimize data transfer and storage mechanisms for both single and multiple communicating nested loops. This method provides orchestrated application specific decisions on communication architecture, memory hierarchy and computing resource parallelism. It is computationally efficient and produces high-performance architectures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems : Architectures, Modeling and Simulation, 16-19 July 2012, Samos, Greece
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Eventconference; SAMOS XII 2012; 2012-07-16; 2012-07-19 -
Duration: 16 Jul 201219 Jul 2012


Conferenceconference; SAMOS XII 2012; 2012-07-16; 2012-07-19
OtherSAMOS XII 2012


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