Compiling Scilab to high performance embedded multicore systems

Timo Stripf, Oliver Oey, Thomas Bruckschloegl, Juergen Becker, Gerard Rauwerda, Kim Sunesen, George Goulas, Panayiotis Alefragis, Nikolaos S. Voros, Steven Derrien, Olivier Sentieys, Nikolaos Kavvadias (+5 others)
2013 Microprocessors and microsystems  
The mapping process of high performance embedded applications to today's multiprocessor system-onchip devices suffers from a complex toolchain and programming process. The problem is the expression of parallelism with a pure imperative programming language, which is commonly C. This traditional approach limits the mapping, partitioning and the generation of optimized parallel code, and consequently the achievable performance and power consumption of applications from different domains. The
more » ... tecture oriented paraLlelization for high performance embedded Multicore systems using scilAb (ALMA) European project aims to bridge these hurdles through the introduction and exploitation of a Scilab-based toolchain which enables the efficient mapping of applications on multiprocessor platforms from a high level of abstraction. The holistic solution of the ALMA toolchain allows the complexity of both the application and the architecture to be hidden, which leads to better acceptance, reduced development cost, and shorter time-to-market. Driven by the technology restrictions in chip design, the end of exponential growth of clock speeds and an unavoidable increasing request of computing performance, ALMA is a fundamental step forward in the necessary introduction of novel computing paradigms and methodologies.
doi:10.1016/j.micpro.2013.07.004 fatcat:pdh6kpwp25galdrdtvpv45l2cy