Synthesis of application-specific multiprocessor systems

Muhammad Khan Dhodhi, Imtiaz Ahmad, C. Y.Roger Chen

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The current VLSI/ULSI technology enables the implementation of a complicated system in a single chip at a low cost. Thus it has become cost effective to design special-purpose multiprocessor architectures for computational-intensive applications in signal processing, control of power systems and robotics. In this paper, we introduce a novel design methodology based on the problem-space genetic algorithms for the synthesis of application-specific multiprocessor systems to meet the various cost and performance constraints, not merely the mapping of tasks onto a given system. The design methodology for the synthesis of a custom heterogeneous multiprocessor system selects the number and type of processor, finds an interconnection pattern between processors, maps the subtasks onto the system and provides a static schedule for the subtasks execution for a given application specified in terms of a task flow graph.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Design and Test Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0818654112
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the European Design and Test Conference - Paris, Fr
Duration: Feb 28 1994Mar 3 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Design and Test Conference


OtherProceedings of the European Design and Test Conference
CityParis, Fr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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