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: PDF

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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.