By Antonio Carlos Schneider Beck, Carlos Arthur Lang Lisbôa, Luigi Carro

ISBN-10: 1461417457

ISBN-13: 9781461417453

ISBN-10: 1461417465

ISBN-13: 9781461417460

As embedded platforms turn into extra complicated, designers face a few demanding situations at assorted degrees: they should advance functionality, whereas conserving strength intake as little as attainable, they should reuse existent software program code, and even as they should reap the benefits of the additional good judgment on hand within the chip, represented by means of a number of processors operating jointly. This publication describes a number of ideas to accomplish such various and interrelated ambitions, by way of adaptability. insurance contains reconfigurable structures, dynamic optimization innovations akin to binary translation and hint reuse, new reminiscence architectures together with homogeneous and heterogeneous multiprocessor structures, conversation matters and NOCs, fault tolerance opposed to fabrication defects and gentle error, and at last, how you can mix a number of of those innovations jointly to accomplish larger degrees of functionality and flexibility. The dialogue additionally comprises tips on how to hire really expert software program to enhance this new adaptive procedure, and the way this new form of software program has to be designed and programmed.

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38 times of performance improvements, considering total code execution. We also have done an experiment to verify which speedup factor in user code only should be achieved to reach the same performance that was obtained when both the user and OS codes are accelerated. 44 times), since user code represents only 10% of the total execution time. 1, at most. Moreover, traditional accelerators would have to achieve a speedup of 13, 11 and 8 times in the user code for, respectively, gsmd, quicksort and fpsum to reach the same performance achieved by both user and kernel code acceleration.

Rutzig et al. evident. Therefore, as for coarse grained hardware accelerators , there is a need for context loading and fast execution. Even though this kind of hardware accelerator does not have the same potential as the previous ones, more and different sequences of code implemented in hardware would be available, considering that such hardware components are easier to implement. In this case, applications that do not have very distinct kernels would benefit the most from these accelerators. 4 Case-Study: Comparing Reconfigurable Systems In this section, we aim to show a more detailed analysis on comparing the two different ways of implementing a hardware accelerators, by the comparison of two types of a reconfigurable system: the ones based on FPGA (classified as fine-grained Reconfigurable systems, because they are reconfigured at bit level), and the ones that use functional units and multiplexers as means of reconfiguration (therefore classified as coarse-grained Reconfigurable systems, because they manipulate words instead of bits).

Large context and configuration time: The configuration of CLBs and interconnections between them are performed at bit-level. This results in a large configuration context that has to be downloaded from context memory, increasing configuration time, which may degrade performance when multiple and frequently-occurred reconfigurations are required. • Large context memory: As a consequence of the previous statement, large reconfiguration contexts are produced, which demands a large context memory.

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