Reflex: Using Low-Power Processors in Smartphones without Knowing Them

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
To accomplish frequent, simple tasks with high efficiency, it is necessary to leverage low-power, microcontroller-like processors that are increasingly available on mobile systems. However, existing solutions require developers to directly program the low-power processors and carefully manage inter-processor communication. The authors present Reflex, a suite of compiler and runtime techniques that significantly lower the barrier for developers to leverage such low-power processors. The heart of Reflex is software Distributed Shared Memory (DSM) that enables shared memory objects with release consistency among code running on loosely coupled processors.

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