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Title:An evaluation framework for massively parallel accelerator processors
Author(s):Johnson, Daniel R.
Advisor(s):Patel, Sanjay J.
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chip Mulitprocessor
Parallel Processing
Abstract:In this thesis, I describe the evaluation framework for Rigel, a 1024-core single-chip accelerator architecture designed for high throughput on visual computing and scientific workloads. I present an integrated evaluation framework for investigating co-designed architecture, compilers, programming models, and RTL implementation for massively parallel chip multiprocessors (CMPs). The research objective of the Rigel project, designing a prototype thousand-core chip, led to the development of the framework presented in this thesis. I describe the tools and techniques which enabled this work. The goal of this thesis is not to evaluate specific design tradeoffs, but to describe the tools we have developed for making these decisions. I motivate and describe our integrated performance simulator, code generator, and RTL implementation for evaluation of a novel 1024-core accelerator architecture. I demonstrate the utility of a flexible hardware-software interface supporting an evolving ISA for architectural design space exploration. Although I present experiences related to a particular design, the methods applied and lessons learned are more broadly applicable. I summarize some of the published work which this framework has enabled.
Issue Date:2011-05-25
Rights Information:Copyright 2011 Daniel R. Johnson
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-25
Date Deposited:2011-05

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