We present a self-adaptive hierarchical power management technique for massively parallel processor architectures, supporting a new resource-aware parallel computing paradigm called invasive computing. Here, an application can dynamically claim, execute, and release the resources in three phases: resource acquisition (invade), program loading/configuration… (More)
We introduce a novel class of massively parallel processor architectures called invasive Tightly-Coupled Processor Arrays (TCPAs). The presented processor class is a highly parameterizable template which can be tailored before runtime to fulfill costumers' requirements such as performance, area cost, and energy efficiency. These programmable accelerators… (More)
As data locality is a key factor for the acceleration of loop programs on processor arrays, we propose a buffer architecture that can be configured at run-time to select between different schemes for memory access. In addition to traditional address-based memory banks, the buffer architecture can deliver data in a streaming manner to the processing elements… (More)
This contribution provides an approach for emulating the behaviour of an ASIC temperature monitoring system (TMon) during run-time for a tightly-coupled processor array (TCPA) of a heterogeneous invasive multi-tile architecture to be used for FPGA prototyping. It is based on a thermal RC modeling approach. Also different usage scenarios of TCPA are analyzed… (More)
Invasive computing is a novel computing paradigm, which allows us to allocate several resources at run-time. Tightly-coupled processor arrays are well suited for invasive computing. This paper proposes a methodology, to symbolically program a claimed array of computational resources. Using this methodology, a single configuration stream can be derived,… (More)
More functions ‒ multiple standards/modes Higher flexibility More functions in software Higher complexity ‒ algorithmic complexity ‒ image resolutions, etc.
We present the prototyping of a heterogeneous multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) design, which consists of general purpose RISC processors as well as novel accelerators in form of tightly-coupled processor arrays (TCPA). In general, TCPAs are well suited to accelerate numerous compute-intensive tasks such as video and other digital signal processing. We… (More)
—In this paper, we present an ultra low power design for a class of massively parallel architectures, called tightly-coupled processor arrays. Here, the key idea is to exploit the benefits of a decentralized resource management as inherent to invasive computing for power saving. We propose concepts and studying different architecture trade-offs for… (More)