Automated, Retargetable Back-Annotation for Host Compiled Performance and Power Modeling

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
With traditional cycle-accurate or instruction-set simulations of processors often being too slow, host-compiled or source-level software execution approaches have recently become popular. Such high-level simulations can achieve order of magnitude speedups, but approaches that can achieve highly accurate characterization of both power and performance metrics are lacking. In this paper, the authors propose a novel host-compiled simulation approach that provides close to cycle-accurate estimation of energy and timing metrics in a retargetable manner, using flexible, Architecture Description Language (ADL) based reference models.
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