NoC Scheduling for Improved Application-Aware and Memory-Aware Transfers in Multi-Core Systems

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Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In a multi-core environment with several applications executing in parallel, system performance is significantly impacted by network and memory performance. The manner in which network packets and off-chip memory bound packets are handled determines end-to-end latencies across the network and memory. Several techniques have been proposed in the past that schedule packets in an application-aware manner or memory requests in a DRAM row/bank locality aware manner. In this paper, the authors propose a holistic framework that integrates novel scheduling techniques for both network and memory accesses and operates cohesively in an application-aware and memory-aware manner to optimize overall system performance.
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