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Multi-Objective Kernel Mapping and Scheduling for Morphable Many-Core Architectures

Neves, N ; Horta, N. ; Neves, R. ; Tomás, P ; Roma, N

Expert Systems with Applications Vol. 45, Nº 1, pp. 385 - 399, March, 2016.

ISSN (print): 0957-4174
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Journal Impact Factor: 2,249 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.eswa.2015.10.004

A new optimization framework to maximize the performance and efficiency of morphable many-core accelerators is proposed. The devised methodology supports the co-existence of multiple optimization goals and constraints (e.g., computational performance, power, energy consumption and runtime reconfiguration overhead) by relying on a design space exploration approach based on a convenient adaptation of a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm. In accordance, the proposed algorithm allows the generation of a comprehensive set of execution plans, specifically targeting an efficient runtime adaptation of the processing elements instantiated in morphable slots of the processing structure. The conducted experimental evaluation shows significant gains in terms of the attained performance and energy efficiency when considering both highly parallel and data dependent applications, achieving peak power dissipation and energy consumption reductions as high as 54% and 45%, respectively.