Translating affine nested-loop programs with dynamic loop bounds into Polyhedral Process Networks


The Process Network (PN) is a suitable parallel model of computation (MoC) used to specify embedded streaming applications in a parallel form facilitating the efficient mapping onto embedded parallel execution platforms. Unfortunately, specifying an application using a parallel MoC is very difficult and highly error-prone task. To overcome the associated difficulties, an automated procedure exists for derivation of a specific polyhedral process networks (PPN) from static affine nested loop programs (SANLPs). This procedure is implemented in the pn complier. However, there are many applications, e.g., multimedia applications (MPEG coders/decoders, smart cameras, etc.) that have adaptive and dynamic behavior which can not be expressed as SANLPs. Therefore, in order to handle more dynamic multimedia applications, in this paper we address the important question whether we can relax some of the restrictions of the SANLPs while keeping the ability to perform compile-time analysis and to derive PPNs. Achieving this would significantly extend the range of applications that can be parallelized in an automated way. The main contribution of this paper is a first approach for automated translation of affine nested loops programs with dynamic loop bounds into input-output equivalent polyhedral process networks.

DOI: 10.1109/ESTMED.2010.5666977

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@article{Nadezhkin2010TranslatingAN, title={Translating affine nested-loop programs with dynamic loop bounds into Polyhedral Process Networks}, author={Dmitry Nadezhkin and Hristo Nikolov and Todor Stefanov}, journal={2010 8th IEEE Workshop on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia}, year={2010}, pages={21-30} }