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A Novel Compilation Approach for Image Processing Graphs on a Many-Core Platform with Explicitly Managed Memory

A Novel Compilation Approach for Image Processing Graphs on a Many-Core Platform with Explicitly Managed Memory

  • [DOI] T. Lepley, P. Paulin, and E. Flamand, “A Novel Compilation Approach for Image Processing Graphs on a Many-Core Platform with Explicitly Managed Memory,” in Embedded System Week 2013 (ESWeek) / International Conference on Compilers Architecture and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES), MontrĂ©al, Canada, 2013-09-29/2013-10-04 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{2013-09-LEPLEY,
    author = {Thierry Lepley and Pierre Paulin and Eric Flamand},
    title = {{A Novel Compilation Approach for Image Processing Graphs on a Many-Core Platform with Explicitly Managed Memory}},
    booktitle = {{Embedded System Week 2013 (ESWeek) / International Conference on Compilers Architecture and Synthesis for Embedded Systems (CASES)}},
    date = {2013-09-29/2013-10-04},
    address = {Montr\'{e}al, Canada},
    doi = {10.1109/CASES.2013.6662510},
    abstract = {Explicitly managed memory many-cores (EMM) have been a part of the industrial landscape for the last decade. The IBM CELL processor, general-purpose graphics processing units (GP-GPU) and the STHORM embedded many-core of STMicroelectronics are representative examples. This class of architecture is expected to scale well and to deliver good performance per watt and per mm2 of silicon. As such, it is appealing for application problems with regular data access patterns. However, this moves significant complexity to the programmer who must master parallelization and data movement. High level programming tools are therefore essential in order to allow the effective programming of EMM many-cores to a wide class of programmers. This paper presents a novel approach designed for simplifying the programming of EMM many-core architectures. It initially addresses the image processing application domain and has been targeted to the STHORM platform. It takes a high-level description of the computation kernel algorithm and generates an OpenCL kernel optimized for the target architecture, while managing the parallelization and data movements across the hierarchy in a transparent fashion. The goal is to provide both high productivity and high performance without requiring parallel computing expertise from the programmer, nor the need for application code specialization for the target architecture.},
    year = {2013}
    }
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