Evaluating the Energy Efficiency of Reconfigurable Computing Toward Heterogeneous Multi-Core Computing
Conference: ARCS 2014 - 27th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
02/25/2014 - 02/28/2014 at Luebeck, Deutschland
Proceedings: ARCS 2014
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Nowak, Fabian (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Chair for Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany)
Future exascale systems need to have a much better performance-to-power ratio than today’s systems. Accelerators are a promising approach to pave this path by more energy-efficient computing. We show some early results of our investigations toward energy efficiency of reconfigurable and heterogeneous computing against multi-core processors for special applications. The results are supported by a general framework and toolchain for early evaluation of potential benefits of reconfigurable hardware. As a result, heterogeneous systems based on reconfigurable hardware, efficient data exchange mechanisms, data-driven and component-based programming, and task-parallel execution can help achieve power-efficient exascale systems in future.