Research of PE array connection network for cool mega-array

Rie Uno, Nobuaki Ozaki, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

A Cool Mega Array or CMA is a low power reconfigurable processor array for battery driven mobile devices. We developed a prototype chip CMA-1. It is consisting of the 8 x 8 PE array, micro-controller for controlling data alignment and data memory. We just borrowed the PE array network of a dynamically reconfigurable processor for theCMA-1, and sufficient examination about it has not been carried out so far. The overhead of the configuration data transfer time to the CMA-1 also appeared to bottleneck the system performance. It means that the quantity of configuration data for the PE array should be as small as possible. In this paper, we proposed and evaluated three types of the CMA which PE array networks are different respectively in order to clarify the PE array network which is the most suitable for the CMA. As a result, in the CMA-cons which has island-style interconnection and dedicated links for sending constants, we could reduce the number of steps for transferring configuration data by 44.4% on average, 53.8%at most without a negative influence on performance and power consumption of the CMA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013
Pages144-149
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 19
Event27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Mar 252013 Mar 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013

Other

Other27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/3/2513/3/28

Keywords

  • Cool Mega-Arrays
  • PE Array
  • interconnection
  • low power
  • reconfigurable system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Uno, R., Ozaki, N., & Amano, H. (2013). Research of PE array connection network for cool mega-array. In Proceedings - 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013 (pp. 144-149). [6550387] (Proceedings - 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2013.144