12th International Forum on Embedded MPSoC and Multicore
July 9-13, 2012, Québec, Canada
Speaker:Koji Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan
Title:SMYLE: Scalable Many-core for Low-Energy computing
This talk introduces our research project for many-core SoCs, and mainly focuses on the proposed many-core architecture. One of the most important challenges in many-core SoCs is to ensure the "scalability". The advanced process technology tends to increase the number of cores implemented on a chip, whereas embedded applications in many cases do not have enough parallelisms. In order to bridge this gap, we introduce the concept of VAM, virtual accelerator on many-core, and allow to execute multiple VAMs in parallel on a many-core hardware platform. The configuration of each VAM, e.g. the number of cores assigned, is decided based on the characteristics of the target application program (or task). We have developed a prototype system by using multiple FPGA boards.
Koji Inoue was born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1971. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in computer science from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan in 2001. He is currently an associate professor of the Department of Advanced Information Technology, Kyushu University. His research interests low-power cache architectures, power-aware computing, high-performance computing, and secure computing.
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