Creating HW/SW co-designed MPSoPC's from high level programming models

Eugene Cartwright, Sen Ma, David Andrews, Miaoqing Huang
2011 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation  
FPGA densities have continued to follow Moore's law and can now support a complete multiprocessor system on programmable chip. The benefits of the FPGA include the ability to build a customized MPSoC system consisting of heterogeneous processing resources, interconnects and memory hierarchies that best match the requirements of each application. In this paper we outline a new approach that allows users to drive the generation of a complete hardware/software co-designed multiprocessor system on
more » ... rogrammable chip from an unaltered standard high level programming model. We use OpenCL as our specification framework and show how key API's are extracted and used to automatically create a distributed shared memory multiprocessor system on chip architecture for Xilinx FPGA's. We show how OpenCL API's are easily translated to hthreads, a hardware-based microkernel operating system to provide pthreads compliant run time services within the MPSoPC architecture.
doi:10.1109/hpcsim.2011.5999874 dblp:conf/ieeehpcs/CartwrightMAH11 fatcat:5z3445b6xvbmjlz7tc5lziwiv4