Delivering Guidance Information in Heterogeneous Systems

Conference: ARCS 2010 - 23th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
02/22/2010 - 02/23/2010 at Hannover, Germany

Proceedings: ARCS 2010

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Nowak, Fabian; Kicherer, Mario; Buchty, Rainer; Karl, Wolfgang (Chair for Computer Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)

With the advent of reconfigurable platforms and GPUs, we need means to successfully support the programmer and the system scheduler in efficiently exploiting the resources of the system. We present an approach of how the programmer can annotate the code so that a hardware abstraction layer can choose which resource to use for a given function call in a user-transparent manner. We evaluate the introduced toolchain and the time required to obtain these code annotations.