Selective code/data migration for reducing communication energy in embedded MpSoC architectures

O. Ozturk, M. Kandemir, S. W. Son, M. Karakoy

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Proliferation of embedded on-chip multiprocessor architectures (MpSoC) motivates researchers from both academia and industry to consider optimization techniques for such architectures. While many proposals on code/data partitioning on parallel architectures try to minimize interprocessor communication requirements at runtime, many applications still have significant runtime communication requirements. This paper proposes a novel task/data migration scheme that decides whether to migrate task or data in order to satisfy a given communication requirement. The choice between the two options is made at runtime based on the statistics collected off-line through profiling. An important characteristic of the approach proposed in this paper is that it takes into account future uses of tasks and data and tries to make a decision that is globally optimal (i.e., when considering multiple communications not just the current one). Our results collected so far are very encouraging and indicate that the proposed selective migration strategy is very successful in practice, reducing communication energy and total energy by 38.6% (resp. 18.9%) and 13.8% (resp. 6.8%) on an average, as compared to task (resp. data) migration only, across ten embedded applications tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLSVLSI'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1595933476, 9781595933478
StatePublished - 2006
EventGLSVLSI'06 - 2006 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2006May 2 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI


OtherGLSVLSI'06 - 2006 ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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