New Reconfigurable Technology and Systems Findings from Indian Institute of Technology Reported (Multi-Application Network-on-Chip Design using Global Mapping and Local Reconfiguration)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Kharagpur, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This article proposes a reconfigurable Network-on-Chip (NoC) architecture based on mesh topology. It provides a local reconfiguration of cores to connect to any of the neighboring routers, depending upon the currently executing application."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "The area overhead for this local reconfiguration has been shown to be very small. We have also presented the strategy to map the cores of an application set onto this architecture. This has been achieved via a two-phase procedure. In the first phase, the cores of the combined application set are mapped tentatively to individual routers, minimizing the communication cost. In the second phase, for each application, positions of individual cores are finalized. A core gets attached to any neighbor of its tentative allocation. We have proposed Integer Linear Programming (ILP) formulation of both the phases. Since ILP takes large amount of CPU time, we have also formulated a Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)-based solution for the two phases. A heuristic approach has also been developed for the reconfiguration. Comparison of communication cost, latency and network energy have been carried out for the applications, before and after reconfiguration."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It shows significant improvement in performance via reconfiguration."
For more information on this research see: Multi-Application Network-on-Chip Design using Global Mapping and Local Reconfiguration. ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems, 2014;7(2):33-56. ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems can be contacted at: Assoc Computing Machinery, 2 Penn Plaza, Ste 701, New York, NY 10121-0701, USA.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Soumya, Indian Inst Technol Kharagpur, Dept. of Elect & Elect Commun Engn, Kharagpur, W Bengal, India. Additional authors for this research include A. Sharma and S. Chattopadhyay.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Kharagpur, Reconfigurable Technology and Systems
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