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Performance Analysis and Implementationof Predictable Streaming Applications onMultiprocessor Systems-on-Chip
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic Systems. (SAM)
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Driven by the increasing capacity of integrated circuits, multiprocessorsystems-on-chip (MPSoCs) are widely used in modern consumer electron-ics devices. In this thesis, the performance analysis and implementationmethodologies are explored to design predictable streaming applications onMPSoCs computing platforms. The application functionality and concur-rency are described in synchronous data flow (SDF) computational models,and two state-of-the-art architecture templates are adopted as multiproces-sor architectures, i.e., network-on-chip (NoC) based MPSoC and hybrid re-configurable CPU/FPGA platforms. Based on the author’s contributions onsimulation and formal analytical methods, performance analysis and designspace exploration for embedded MPSoCs architectures have been addressed.

An energy efficient design space exploration flow is proposed for stream-ing applications with guaranteed throughput on NoC based MPSoCs, in whichboth application throughput analysis and system energy calculation are car-ried out by simulation on a multi-clocked synchronous modelling frame-work. On the other hand, based on event models of data streams, a formalanalytical scheduling framework for real-time streaming applications withminimal buffer requirement on hybrid CPU/FPGA architectures is exploited.The scheduling problem has been formalized declaratively by constraint basetechniques, and solved by a public domain constraint solver. Consecutively,the constraint based method has been extended to solve problems rangingfrom global computation/communication scheduling and reconfiguration anal-ysis to Pareto efficient design. Finally, a prototype of stream processing sys-tem on FPGA based MPSoC is built to substantiate the results from theoreti-cal studies in this thesis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2010. , xvii, 126 p.
Trita-ICT-ECS AVH, ISSN 1653-6363 ; 10:06
Keyword [en]
Performance analysis, streaming applications, multprocessor, systems-on-chip
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27041ISBN: 978-91-7415-807-6OAI: diva2:374697
Public defence
2010-12-16, Sal / Hall E, KTH-Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 12:43 (English)
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 16184EU, European Research Council, 16180
QC 20101207Available from: 2010-12-07 Created: 2010-12-06 Last updated: 2010-12-07Bibliographically approved

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