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A Framework for Customizing Virtual 3-D Reconfigurable Platforms at Run-Time
 
K. Siozios, D. Soudris and M. Hubner
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW), pp. 183-188, May 2014, Phoenix, USA.
 
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Abstract:
Existing application domains exhibit variations in terms of complexity, performance and power consumption, whereas their efficient implementation onto general-purpose reconfigurable platforms is not always a viable solution. Towards this goal, throughout this paper, we introduce a software-supported framework for supporting efficient customization of these platforms. Rather than similar approaches, where the architectural parameters were defined during the exploration phase (design-time), our solution provides post-fabrication customization of architectural parameters based on application's inherent requirements through a virtualization layer. For evaluation purposes, the introduced framework was applied to 3-D reconfigurable architectures. Experimental results with applications from various domains prove the effectiveness of our solution, as we achieve average delay and power reduction by 1.43x and 1.15x, respectively, as compared to the existing way for application implementation.

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