Run-Time Instruction Set Selection in a Transmutable Embedded Processor

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
The authors are presenting a new concept of an application-specific processor that is capable of transmuting its instruction set according to non-predictive application behavior during run-time. In those scenarios, current (extensible) embedded processors are less efficient since they are not run-time adaptive. They have identified the instruction set selection to be a critical step to perform at run time and hence in this paper, the authors focus on that crucial part. Their paradigm conducts as many steps as possible at compile/design time and as little as necessary at run time with the constraint to provide a sufficient flexibility to react to non-predictive application behavior efficiently.
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