A Framework for Customizing Virtual 3-D Reconfigurable Platforms at Run-Time

Kostas Siozios, Dimitrios Soudris, Michael Hübner

21st Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop, May 19-20, 2014,Phoenix, USA


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 softwaresupported 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 visualization 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 1.43 and 1.15, respectively, as compared to the existing way for application implementation.

Tags: partial, reconfiguration