System throughput optimization and runtime communication middleware supporting dynamic software-hardware task migration in data adaptable embedded systems

Nathan Sandoval, Casey Mackin, Sean Whitsitt, Roman Lysecky, Jonathan Sprinkle

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Abstract

The complexity of embedded applications has led to highly configurable algorithms and standards that support a wide range of data inputs. Design time optimization of these algorithms is not possible due to combinatorial explosion of data configurations - or data profiles - that can be observed at runtime. To address these challenges, data adaptable design methodologies can be utilized to directly model the correlation of data profiles and algorithmic requirements. This approach enables a reconfigurable implementation that adapts the system execution at runtime to utilize profile-specific hardware tasks in response to changes in the data profile of the current input data. In this paper, we present a simulation-based methodology and heuristic search methodology for determining system configurations considering available hardware accelerators and the sizes of FIFO queues within those accelerators to determine Pareto optimal configurations for system throughput and area. We further present a hardware/software communication wrapper and middleware to support seamless communication between software and hardware tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages59-68
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2013
Event20th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, ECBS 2013 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2013Apr 24 2013

Other

Other20th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, ECBS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period4/22/134/24/13

Keywords

  • Data adaptability
  • hardware/software codesign
  • hardware/software communication middleware
  • model-based design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Sandoval, N., Mackin, C., Whitsitt, S., Lysecky, R., & Sprinkle, J. (2013). System throughput optimization and runtime communication middleware supporting dynamic software-hardware task migration in data adaptable embedded systems. 59-68. Paper presented at 20th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, ECBS 2013, Phoenix, AZ, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECBS.2013.25