Sciweavers

Share
CASES
2005
ACM

Exploring the design space of LUT-based transparent accelerators

8 years 10 months ago
Exploring the design space of LUT-based transparent accelerators
Instruction set customization accelerates the performance of applications by compressing the length of critical dependence paths and reducing the demands on processor resources. With instruction set customization, specialized accelerators are added to a conventional processor to atomically execute dataflow subgraphs. Accelerators that are exploited without explicit changes to the instruction set architecture of the processor are said to be transparent. Transparent acceleration relies on a light-weight hardware engine to dynamically generate control signals for the accelerator, using subgraphs delineated by a compiler. The design of transparent subgraph accelerators is challenging, as critical subgraphs need to be supported efficiently while maintaining area and timing constraints. Additionally, more complex accelerators require more sophisticated control generation engines. These factors must be carefully balanced. In this work, we investigate the design of subgraph accelerators usi...
Sami Yehia, Nathan Clark, Scott A. Mahlke, Kriszti
Added 13 Oct 2010
Updated 13 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where CASES
Authors Sami Yehia, Nathan Clark, Scott A. Mahlke, Krisztián Flautner
Comments (0)
books