Title: System level data format exploration for background memory data structures
Authors: Ellervee, Peeter ×
Miranda, Miguel
Catthoor, Francky
Hemani, A #
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Series Title: IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems vol:20 issue:12 pages:1469-1472
Abstract: System-level exploration of memory organizations is a key issue in successful implementation of data dominated applications based on dynamically allocated data structures involving records and access keys. This paper presents a formalized technique for exploring different memory data-format alternatives when only the system level functional behavior of the application has been defined. Our data-format exploration approach allows to substantially minimize the number of accessed bits by rearranging the format of the data records. The technique exploits parallelism in the data transfer by analyzing the dependencies between data-record accesses. As a result, significant reduction in memory size, bandwidth, and power are obtained. We have validated our techniques using several real-life asynchronous transfer mode cell processing applications, where we have obtained reductions in memory size (up to 20%), power (up to a 60%), and bandwidth.
ISSN: 0278-0070
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Section of ESAT - INSYS, Integrated Systems
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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