Synthesising Application-Specific Heterogeneous Multiprocessors Using Differential Evolution

Allan RAE  Sri PARAMESWARAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A    No.12    pp.3125-3131
Publication Date: 2001/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: VLSI Design Technology and CAD
Keyword: 
system-level synthesis,  multiprocessor systems,  codesign,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents an application-specific, heterogeneous multiprocessor synthesis system, named HeMPS, that combines a form of Evolutionary Computation known as Differential Evolution with a scheduling heuristic to search the design space efficiently. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our technique by comparing it to similar existing systems. The proposed strategy is shown to be faster than recent systems on large problems while providing equivalent or improved final solutions.