Characterization of Embedded Applications for Decoupled Processor Architecture

Needs for performance on embedded applications will lead to the use of dynamic execution on embedded processors in the next few years. However, complete out-of-order superscalar cores are still expensive in terms of silicon area and power dissipation. In this paper, one study the adequation of a more limited form of dynamic execution, namely decoupled architecture, to embedded applications. Decoupled architecture is known to work very efficiently whenever the execution does not suffer from inter-processor dependencies causing some loss of decoupling, called LOD events. In this study, one address regularity of codes in terms of the LOD events that may occur.

Provided by: IRISA Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Jan 2011 Format: PDF

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