Exploring architectural heterogeneity in intelligent vision systems

Nanchini Chandramoorthy, Giuseppe Tagliavini, Kevin Irick, Antonio Pullini, Siddharth Advani, Sulaiman Al Habsi, Matthew Cotter, John Sampson, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, Luca Benini
2015 2015 IEEE 21st International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA)  
Limited power budgets and the need for high performance computing have led to platform customization with a number of accelerators integrated with CMPs. In order to study customized architectures, we model four customization design points and compare their performance and energy across a number of computer vision workloads. We analyze the limitations of generic architectures and quantify the costs of increasing customization using these micro-architectural design points. This analysis leads us
more » ... o develop a framework consisting of low-power multi-cores and an array of configurable micro-accelerator functional units. Using this platform, we illustrate data flow and control processing optimizations that provide for performance gains similar to custom ASICs for a wide range of vision benchmarks. 1 978-1-4799-8930-0/15/$31.00 ©2015 IEEE
doi:10.1109/hpca.2015.7056017 dblp:conf/hpca/ChandramoorthyT15 fatcat:bxpktq7phze6vdgzh7vzl7e42y