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Compiler-directed customization of ASIP cores

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Compiler-directed customization of ASIP cores
This paper presents an automatic method to customize embedded application-specific instruction processors (ASIPs) based on compiler analysis. ASIPs, also known as embedded soft cores, allow certain hardware parameters in the processor to be customized for a specific application domain. They offer low design cost as they use pre-designed and verified components. Our design goal is choosing parameter values for fastest runtime within a given silicon area budget for a particular application set. Present-day technologies for choosing parameter values rely on exhaustive simulation of the application set on all possible combinations of parameter values – a time-consuming and non-scalable procedure. We propose a compiler-based method that automatically derives the optimal values of parameters without simulating any configuration. Further, we expand the space of parameters that can be changed from the limited set today, and evaluate the importance of each. Results show that for our benc...
T. Vinod Kumar Gupta, Roberto E. Ko, Rajeev Barua
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Authors T. Vinod Kumar Gupta, Roberto E. Ko, Rajeev Barua
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