Publication detail

Design Space Exploration of Parallel Embedded Applications Based on Performance-Oriented Specifications

DVOŘÁK, V., STAROBA, J.

Original Title

Design Space Exploration of Parallel Embedded Applications Based on Performance-Oriented Specifications

English Title

Design Space Exploration of Parallel Embedded Applications Based on Performance-Oriented Specifications

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The choice of HW/SW multiprocessor architecture for a specific embedded application is not an easy task due to many possible processing elements, type of their interconnection, various partitioning of the code and data and mapping them on processing elements. The paper addresses this issue and uses a single CSP-based simulation tool Transim for multiple architectures. Exploration of a vast design space for a generally heterogeneous network of processing elements is quick, because only first-order effects can be considered. Variations in processor count, clock rate, link speed, bus bandwidth, cache line size, as well as in partitioning and mapping the resulting sw components to processors can be easily accounted for. The technique is demonstrated on solution of large dense systems of linear equations in real time.

English abstract

The choice of HW/SW multiprocessor architecture for a specific embedded application is not an easy task due to many possible processing elements, type of their interconnection, various partitioning of the code and data and mapping them on processing elements. The paper addresses this issue and uses a single CSP-based simulation tool Transim for multiple architectures. Exploration of a vast design space for a generally heterogeneous network of processing elements is quick, because only first-order effects can be considered. Variations in processor count, clock rate, link speed, bus bandwidth, cache line size, as well as in partitioning and mapping the resulting sw components to processors can be easily accounted for. The technique is demonstrated on solution of large dense systems of linear equations in real time.

Keywords

application-specific architectures, multiprocessor simulation, hardware-software codesign

RIV year

2002

Released

23.04.2002

Publisher

University of Stirling

Location

Stirling

ISBN

1-85769-169-5

Book

Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Formal Specifications of Computer-Based Systems

Pages from

71

Pages to

75

Pages count

5

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT9824,
  author="Václav {Dvořák} and Jiří {Staroba}",
  title="Design Space Exploration of Parallel Embedded Applications Based on Performance-Oriented Specifications",
  annote="The choice of HW/SW multiprocessor architecture for a specific embedded application is not an easy task due to many possible processing elements, type of their interconnection, various partitioning of the code and data and mapping them on processing elements. The paper addresses this issue and uses a single CSP-based simulation tool Transim for multiple architectures. Exploration of a vast design space for a generally heterogeneous network of processing elements is quick, because only first-order effects can be considered. Variations in processor count, clock rate, link speed, bus bandwidth, cache line size, as well as in partitioning and mapping the resulting sw components to processors can be easily accounted for. The technique is demonstrated on solution of large dense systems of linear equations in real time.",
  address="University of Stirling",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Formal Specifications of Computer-Based Systems",
  chapter="9824",
  institution="University of Stirling",
  year="2002",
  month="april",
  pages="71--75",
  publisher="University of Stirling",
  type="conference paper"
}