Transparent Programming of Heterogeneous Smartphones for Sensing
Source: Rice University
Sensing on smartphones is known to be power-hungry. It has been shown that this problem can be solved by adding an ultra low-power processor to execute simple, frequent sensor data processing. While very effective in saving energy, this resulting heterogeneous, distributed architecture poses a significant challenge to application development. The authors present Reflex, a suite of runtime and compilation techniques to conceal the heterogeneous, distributed nature from developers. The Reflex automatically transforms the developer's code for distributed execution with the help of the Reflex runtime.