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REDEFINE: Architecture of a SoC Fabric for Runtime Composition of Computation Structures

Satrawala, AN and Varadarajan, Keshavan and Alle, Mythri and Nandy, SK and Narayan, Ranjani (2007) REDEFINE: Architecture of a SoC Fabric for Runtime Composition of Computation Structures. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 2007, Amsterdam, Aug 2007., 27-29 Aug. 2007 , Amsterdam .

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In this paper we propose the architecture of a SoC fabric onto which applications described in a HLL are synthesized. The fabric is a homogeneous layout of computation, storage and communication resources on silicon. Through a process of composition of resources (as opposed to decomposition of applications), application specific computational structures are defined on the fabric at runtime to realize different modules of the applications in hardware. Applications synthesized on this fabric offers performance comparable to ASICs while retaining the programmability of processing cores. We outline the application synthesis methodology through examples, and compare our results with software implementations on traditional platforms with unbounded resources.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Supercomputer Education & Research Centre
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 06:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2011 06:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41524

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