Data Centers

Mighty-Morphing Power-SIMD

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In modern wireless devices, two broad classes of compute-intensive applications are common: those with high amounts of data-level parallelism, such as signal processing used in wireless baseband applications, and those that have little data-level parallelism, such as encryption. Wide Single-Instruction Multiple-Data (SIMD) processors have become popular for providing high performance, yet power efficient data engines for applications with abundant data parallelism. However, the non-data-parallel applications are relegated to a low-performance scalar datapath on these data engines while the SIMD resources are left idle.