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Miss Ratio Improvement For Real-Time Applications Using Fragmentation-Aware Placement

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Miss Ratio Improvement For Real-Time Applications Using Fragmentation-Aware Placement
Partially reconfigurable Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) allow parts of the chip to be configured at run-time where each part could hold an independent task. Online placement of these tasks result in area fragmentation leading to poor utilization of chip resources. In this paper, we propose a new metric for measuring area fragmentation. The new fragmentation metric gives an indication to the continuity of the occupied (or free) space and not the amount of occupied space. We show how this metric can be extended for multi-dimensional structures. We also show how this metric can be computed efficiently at run time. Next we use this measure during online placement of tasks on FPGAs, such that the chip fragmentation is reduced. Our results show improvement of chip utilization when using this fragmentation aware placement method over other placement methods with well known Bottom Left First Fit, and Best Fit placement strategies. In real time environment, we achieve an improvement...
Ahmed Abou ElFarag, Hatem M. El-Boghdadi, Samir I.
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Year 2007
Where IPPS
Authors Ahmed Abou ElFarag, Hatem M. El-Boghdadi, Samir I. Shaheen
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