Synthesis of Platform Architectures from OpenCL Programs

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Synthesis of Platform Architectures from OpenCL Programs
—The problem of automatically generating hardware modules from a high level representation of an application has been at the research forefront in the last few years. In this paper, we use OpenCL, an industry supported standard for writing programs that execute on multicore platforms and accelerators such as GPUs. Our architectural synthesis tool, SOpenCL (Silicon-OpenCL), adapts OpenCL into a novel hardware design flow which efficiently maps coarse and fine-grained parallelism of an application onto an FPGA reconfigurable fabric. SOpenCL is based on a sourceto-source code transformation step that coarsens the OpenCL fine-grained parallelism into a series of nested loops, and on a template-based hardware generation back-end that configures the accelerator based on the functionality and the application performance and area requirements. Our experimentation with a variety of OpenCL and C kernel benchmarks reveals that area, throughput and frequency optimized hardware implementations ar...
Muhsen Owaida, Nikolaos Bellas, Konstantis Dalouka
Added 20 Aug 2011
Updated 20 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where FCCM
Authors Muhsen Owaida, Nikolaos Bellas, Konstantis Daloukas, Christos D. Antonopoulos
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