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25010 A dataflow inspired programming paradigm for coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays
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Niedermeier, A. and Kuper, J. and Smit, G.J.M. (2014) A dataflow inspired programming paradigm for coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays. In: International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools, and Applications, ARC 2014, April 14-16, 2014, Vilamoura, Portugal. pp. 275-282. Springer Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-05960-0

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In this paper, we present a new approach towards programming coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays (CGRAs) in an intuitive, dataflow inspired way. Based on the observation that available CGRAs are usually programmed using C, which lacks proper support for instruction-level parallelism, we instead started from a dataflow perspective combined with a language that inherently supports parallel structures. Our programming paradigm decouples the local functionality of a core from the global flow of data, i.e. the kernels from the routing. We will describe the ideas of our programming paradigm and also the language and compiler itself. Our complete system, including the CGRA, the programming language and the compiler, was developed using Haskell, which leads to a complete, sound system. We finish the paper with the implementation of a number of algorithms using our system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Poster)
Research Group:EWI-CAES: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems
Research Program:CTIT-DSN: Dependable Systems and Networks
Research Project:STARS: Sensor Technology Applied in Reconfigurable systems for Sustainable Security
ID Code:25010
Status:Published
Deposited On:08 September 2014
Refereed:Yes
International:Yes
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