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Realizing Efficient Execution of Dataflow Actors on Manycores

Gebrewahid, Essayas ; Yang, Mingkun ; Cedersjö, Gustav LU ; Ul-Abdin, Zain ; Gaspes, Veronica ; Janneck, Jörn LU and Svensson, Bertil (2014) 12th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC) p.321-328
Abstract
Embedded DSP computing is currently shifting towards manycore architectures in order to cope with the ever growing computational demands. Actor based dataflow languages are being considered as a programming model. In this paper we present a code generator for CAL, one such dataflow language. We propose to use a compilation tool with two intermediate representations. We start from a machine model of the actors that provides an ordering for testing of conditions and firing of actions. We then generate an Action Execution Intermediate Representation that is closer to a sequential imperative language like C and Java. We describe our two intermediate representations and show the feasibility and portability of our approach by compiling a CAL... (More)
Embedded DSP computing is currently shifting towards manycore architectures in order to cope with the ever growing computational demands. Actor based dataflow languages are being considered as a programming model. In this paper we present a code generator for CAL, one such dataflow language. We propose to use a compilation tool with two intermediate representations. We start from a machine model of the actors that provides an ordering for testing of conditions and firing of actions. We then generate an Action Execution Intermediate Representation that is closer to a sequential imperative language like C and Java. We describe our two intermediate representations and show the feasibility and portability of our approach by compiling a CAL implementation of the Two-Dimensional Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform on a general purpose processor, on the Epiphany manycore architecture and on the Ambric massively parallel processor array. (Less)
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dataflow languages, compilation framework, code generation, manycore, CAL
host publication
2014 12th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2014)
pages
321 - 328
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
12th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC)
conference dates
2014-08-06 - 2014-08-08
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  • wos:000358149800046
  • scopus:84908625634
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10.1109/EUC.2014.55
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English
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  abstract     = {Embedded DSP computing is currently shifting towards manycore architectures in order to cope with the ever growing computational demands. Actor based dataflow languages are being considered as a programming model. In this paper we present a code generator for CAL, one such dataflow language. We propose to use a compilation tool with two intermediate representations. We start from a machine model of the actors that provides an ordering for testing of conditions and firing of actions. We then generate an Action Execution Intermediate Representation that is closer to a sequential imperative language like C and Java. We describe our two intermediate representations and show the feasibility and portability of our approach by compiling a CAL implementation of the Two-Dimensional Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform on a general purpose processor, on the Epiphany manycore architecture and on the Ambric massively parallel processor array.},
  author       = {Gebrewahid, Essayas and Yang, Mingkun and Cedersjö, Gustav and Ul-Abdin, Zain and Gaspes, Veronica and Janneck, Jörn and Svensson, Bertil},
  booktitle    = {2014 12th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2014)},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {321--328},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Realizing Efficient Execution of Dataflow Actors on Manycores},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EUC.2014.55},
  doi          = {10.1109/EUC.2014.55},
  year         = {2014},
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