Integrated code and data placement in two-dimensional mesh based chip multiprocessors

Taylan Yemliha, Shekhar Srikantaiah, Mahmut Kandemir, Mustafa Karakoy, Mary Jane Irwin

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As transistor sizes continue to shrink and the number of transistors per chip keeps increasing, chip multiprocessors (CMPs) are becoming a promising alternative to remain on the current performance trajectory for both high-end systems and embedded systems. Since future technologies offer the promise of being able to integrate billions of transistors on a chip, the prospects of having hundreds to thousands of processors on a single chip along with an underlying memory hierarchy and an interconnection system is entirely feasible. This paper proposes a compiler directed integrated code and data placement scheme for two-dimensional mesh based CMP architectures. The proposed approach uses a Code-Data Affinity Graph (CDAG) to represent the relationship between loop iterations and array data and then assigns the sets of loop iterations to processing cores and sets of data blocks to on-chip memories. During the mapping process, the on-chip memory capacity and load imbalance across different cores and the topology of the NoC are taken into account. In this paper, we present two variants of our approach: depth-first placement (DFP) and breadth-first placement (BFP), and compare them to three alternate code/data mapping schemes. The experimental evaluation shows that our CDAG based placement schemes are very successful in practice, achieving average performance improvements of 19.9% (DFP) and 16.8% (BFP), and average energy improvements of 29.7% (DFP) and 27.8% (BFP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD 2008
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2008Nov 13 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152


Other2008 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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