2014 IEEE 22nd Annual International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) (2014)
Boston, MA, USA
May 11, 2014 to May 13, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/FCCM.2014.18
Today, Coarse Grained Reconfigurable Architectures (CGRAs) host multiple applications. Novel CGRAs allow each application to exploit runtime parallelism and time sharing. Although these features enhance the power and silicon efficiency, they significantly increase the configuration memory overheads. As a solution to this problem researchers have employed statistical compression, intermediate compact representation, and multicasting. Each of these techniques has different properties, and is therefore best suited for a particular class of applications. However, existing research only deals with these methods separately. In this paper we propose a morphable compression architecture that interleaves these techniques in a unique platform.
Computer architecture, Multicast communication, Software, Hardware, Educational institutions, Silicon, Compression algorithms
Syed M.A.H. Jafri, Adeel Tajammul, Masoud Daneshtalab, Ahmed Hemani, Kolin Paul, Peeter Ellervee, Juha Plosila, Hannu Tenhunen, "Customizable Compression Architecture for Efficient Configuration in CGRAs", 2014 IEEE 22nd Annual International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM), vol. 00, no. , pp. 31, 2014, doi:10.1109/FCCM.2014.18