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A Framework for Mapping Dynamic Virtual Kernels onto Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Platforms
 
H. Sidiropoulos, K. Siozios and D. Soudris
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW), pp. 170-175, May 2014, Phoenix, USA.
 
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Abstract:
Field programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) promise a low power flexible alternative for today's market heterogeneous systems. In order to be widely accepted, novel solutions and approaches are required for fast and flexible application implementation. In this paper we propose a methodology, as well as the supporting toolflow targeting to provide fast implementation of multiple applications onto heterogeneous FPGAs through the use of virtual kernels. Experimental results prove the efficiency of the introduced solution, as we achieve application mapping 30x faster on average compared to a state-of-art approach, with negligible degradation in the quality of the mapping. Additionally, we enable the mapping of multiple applications onto a single FPGA with only a small penalty of 4.7% in the maximum operation frequency of those applications compared with our reference solution.

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