Publication detail

Distributed Simulation and Profiling of Multiprocessor Systems on a Chip

PŘIKRYL, Z. HRUŠKA, T. MASAŘÍK, K.

Original Title

Distributed Simulation and Profiling of Multiprocessor Systems on a Chip

English Title

Distributed Simulation and Profiling of Multiprocessor Systems on a Chip

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

Embedded systems - multiprocessor systems on a chip with application specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) - become indivisible part of our everyday lives. They are everywhere. Therefore, powerful and flexible way of design and simulation of these systems is needed. The simulators of ASIPs are created using an architecture description language called ISAC. In this paper, the basic concept of simulation, the communication protocol among ASIPs and the three-state synchronization protocol that is used in the distributed multiprocessor simulation are described. Further, the basic concept of profiling and consequential evaluation of profiling information is described. One needs the results from the simulation itself and the results from the profiling to find bugs in the system and to optimize the system as a whole.

English abstract

Embedded systems - multiprocessor systems on a chip with application specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) - become indivisible part of our everyday lives. They are everywhere. Therefore, powerful and flexible way of design and simulation of these systems is needed. The simulators of ASIPs are created using an architecture description language called ISAC. In this paper, the basic concept of simulation, the communication protocol among ASIPs and the three-state synchronization protocol that is used in the distributed multiprocessor simulation are described. Further, the basic concept of profiling and consequential evaluation of profiling information is described. One needs the results from the simulation itself and the results from the profiling to find bugs in the system and to optimize the system as a whole.

Keywords

Application specific instruction-set processor, multiprocessor system on a chip, simulation, simulator, synchronization protocol, communication protocol, profiling, ISAC.

RIV year

2008

Released

01.08.2008

Publisher

World Scientific and Engineering Academy

Location

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

788

Pages to

799

Pages count

12

BibTex


@article{BUT46916,
  author="Zdeněk {Přikryl} and Tomáš {Hruška} and Karel {Masařík}",
  title="Distributed Simulation and Profiling of Multiprocessor Systems on a Chip",
  annote="Embedded systems - multiprocessor systems on a chip with application specific
instruction-set processors (ASIPs) - become indivisible part of our everyday
lives. They are everywhere. Therefore, powerful and flexible way of design and
simulation of these systems is needed. The simulators of ASIPs are created using
an architecture description language called ISAC. In this paper, the basic
concept of simulation, the communication protocol among ASIPs and the three-state
synchronization protocol that is used in the distributed multiprocessor
simulation are described. Further, the basic concept of profiling and
consequential evaluation of profiling information is described. One needs the
results from the simulation itself and the results from the profiling to find
bugs in the system and to optimize the system as a whole.",
  address="World Scientific and Engineering Academy",
  booktitle="WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on CIRCUITS and SYSTEMS",
  chapter="46916",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="World Scientific and Engineering Academy",
  journal="WSEAS Transactions on Circuits",
  number="8",
  volume="7",
  year="2008",
  month="august",
  pages="788--799",
  publisher="World Scientific and Engineering Academy",
  type="journal article"
}