Skeleton-based design and simulation flow for computation-in-memory architectures

J. Yu, R. Nane, A. Haron, S. Hamdioui, H. Corporaal, K. Bertels

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Abstract

Memristor-based Computation-in-Memory is one of the emerging architectures proposed to deal with Big Data problems. The design of such architectures requires a radically new automatic design flow because the memristor is a passive device that uses resistance to encode its logic value. This paper proposes a design flow for mapping parallel algorithms on the CIM architecture. Algorithms with similar data flow graphs can be mapped on the crossbar using the same template containing scheduling, placement, and routing information; this template is named skeleton. By configuring such a skeleton with different pre-designed circuits, we can build CIM implementations of the corresponding algorithms in that class. This approach does not only map an algorithm on a memristor crossbar, but also gives an estimation of its performance, area, and energy consumption. It also supports user-defined constraints and parallel SystemC simulation. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and the potential of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2016, 18-21 July 2016, Beijing, China
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages165-170
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4330-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-8927-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2016
Event2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2016), 18-20 July 2016, Beijing, China - Beijing, China
Duration: 18 Jul 201620 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH 2016), 18-20 July 2016, Beijing, China
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period18/07/1620/07/16

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