Using data compression in an MPSoC architecture for improving performance

O. Ozturk, M. Kandemir, M. J. Irwin

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Multiprocessor-System-on-a-Chip (MPSoC) performance and power consumption are greatly affected by the application data access characteristics. While the way the application is written is critical in shaping the data access pattern, the compiler optimizations employed can also make a significant difference. Considering that cost of off-chip memory accesses is continuously rising (in terms of CPU cycles), minimizing the number and volume of off-chip data traffic in MPSoCs can be very important. This paper addresses this problem by proposing data compression for increasing the effective on-chip storage space in an MPSoC-based environment. A critical issue is to schedule compressions and decompressions intelligently such that they do not conflict with application execution. In particular, one needs to decide which processors should participate in the compression (and decompression) activity at any given point during the course of execution. We propose both "static" and "dynamic" algorithms for this purpose. In the static scheme, the processors are divided into two groups (those performing compression/ decompression and those executing the application), and this grouping is maintained throughout the execution of the application. In the dynamic scheme, on the other hand, the execution starts with some grouping but this grouping can change during the course of execution, depending on the dynamic variations in the data access pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ACM Great Lakessymposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI'05 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2005Apr 19 2005


Other2005 ACM Great Lakessymposium on VLSI, GLSVLSI'05
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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