Efficient Resource Utilization for an Extensible Processor Through Dynamic Instruction Set Adaptation

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Provided by: University of Karachi
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
State-of-the-art ASIPs (Application Specific Instruction set Processors) achieve a significant speedup by combining dedicated hardware accelerators with well-established general purpose processors. Whereas traditional ASIPs are vendor-targeted towards a specific application domain, modern ASIPs allow the designer to define individual pre-fabrication customizations, thus improving the degree of specialization towards the actual application requirements. Hence, computational hot spots can be targeted more specifically. However, only a subset of hotspots can be taken care of to keep the ASIP within a reasonable size.
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