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Hofmann, Andreas ; Waldschmidt, Klaus

A Virtual Layer for FPGA Based Parallel Systems (MP-SoCs)

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Besides performance and time to market, robustness and
reliability are important design targets for modern Systemson-
Chip (SoCs). Despite these features the power consumption
must be as low as possible. To meet these design goals parallel,
flexible, and adaptive architectures are required [1].
Today, dynamically reconfigurable FPGAs are well suited to
form a parallel architecture because they incorporate serveral
hard- and softcores. To efficiently use such multicore systems
a hardware independent system must be created which handles
all cores. Further, optimizing the power management the
number of active cores must be adapted dynamically to the
current workload. To make these features manageable and
augment the system with adaptivity a virtual layer is required
which hides the – due to runtime reconfiguration – changing
hardware system from the application software. The Scalable
Dataflow-driven Virtual Machine [2] is such a virtualization
of a parallel, adaptive and heterogeneous cluster of processing
elements (PE). Thus, it is well suited to serve as a managing
firmware for multicore FPGAs.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Hofmann, Andreas and Waldschmidt, Klaus},
  title =	{{A Virtual Layer for FPGA Based Parallel Systems (MP-SoCs)}},
  booktitle =	{Organic Computing - Controlled Self-organization},
  pages =	{1--2},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2008},
  volume =	{8141},
  editor =	{Kirstie Bellman and Michael G. Hinchey and Christian M\"{u}ller-Schloer and Hartmut Schmeck and Rolf W\"{u}rtz},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-15610},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.08141.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: }

Collection: 08141 - Organic Computing - Controlled Self-organization
Issue Date: 2008
Date of publication: 23.07.2008

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