Off-chip access localization for NoC-based multicores

Wei Ding, Mahmut Kandemir, Yuanrui Zhang, Emre Kultursay

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In a network-on-chip based multicore, an off-chip data access needs to travel through the on-chip network, spending considerable amount of time within the chip (in addition to the memory access itself). Further, it also causes additional delays for on-chip accesses by creating contention on network resources. In this paper, we propose a compiler-guided off-chip data access localization strategy to ensure that, an off-chip access traverses a small number of links (hops) to reach the memory controller which governs the memory bank that holds the requested data. The results collected clearly emphasize the importance of localizing off-chip accesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-448
Number of pages2
JournalParallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques - Conference Proceedings, PACT
StatePublished - 2012
Event21st International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, PACT 2012 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2012Sep 23 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture


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