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Stream (data-flow) computing is considered an effective paradigm for parallel programming of high-end multi-core architectures for embedded applications (networking, multimedia, wireless communication). Our work addresses a key step in stream programming for embedded multicores, namely, the efficient mapping of a synchronous data-flow graph (SDFG) onto a(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Cyclic scheduling problems consist in ordering a set of activities executed indefinitely over time in a periodic fashion, subject to precedence and resource constraints. This class of problems has many applications in manufacturing, embedded systems and compiler design, production and chemical systems. This paper(More)
Our work focuses on allocating and scheduling a synchronous data-flow (SDF) graph onto a multi-core platform subject to a minimum throughput requirement. This problem has traditionally be tackled by incomplete approaches based on problem decomposition and local search, which could not guarantee optimality. Exact algorithms used to be considered reasonable(More)
In past papers, we have introduced Empirical Model Learning (EML) as a method to enable Combinatorial Optimization on real world systems that are impervious to classical modeling approaches. The core idea in EML consists in embedding a Machine Learning model in a traditional combinatorial model. So far, the method has been demonstrated by using Neural(More)
In the context of Scheduling under uncertainty, Partial Order Schedules (POS) provide a convenient way to build flexible solutions. A POS is obtained from a Project Graph by adding precedence constraints so that no resource conflict can arise, for any possible assignment of the activity durations. In this paper, we use a simulation approach to evaluate the(More)
Resource constrained cyclic scheduling problems consist in planning the execution over limited resources of a set of activities, to be indefinitely repeated. In such a context, the iteration period (i.e. the difference between the completion time of consecutive iterations) naturally replaces the makespan as a quality measure; exploiting inter-iteration(More)
We present MPOpt-Cell, an architecture-aware framework for high-productivity development and efficient execution of stream applications on the CELL BE Processor. It enables developers to quickly build Synchronous Data Flow (SDF) applications using a simple and intuitive programming interface based on a set of compiler directives that capture the key(More)
• We face Max-Throughput Mapping and Scheduling of streaming applications (SDF) on MPSoC platforms. • We develop a Constraint-based solver relying on an incremental algorithm to narrow the search space. • The method is complete, but we devise heuristics to quickly guide search to high quality solutions. • We perform an extensive evaluation to assess the(More)