Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence

Multicore Systems On-Chip: Practical Software/Hardware Design

Authors: Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

  • Provides practical hardware/software design techniques for Multicore Systems-on-Chip
  • Provides a real case study in Multicore Systems-on-Chip design
  • Provides interaction between the software and hardware in Multicore Systems-on-Chip
  • Provides detailed overview of various existing Multicore SoCs
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System on chips designs have evolved from fairly simple unicore, single memory designs to complex heterogeneous multicore SoC architectures consisting of a large number of IP blocks on the same silicon. To meet high computational demands posed by latest consumer electronic devices, most current systems are based on such paradigm, which represents a real revolution in many aspects in computing. The attraction of multicore processing for power reduction is compelling. By splitting a set of tasks among multiple processor cores, the operating frequency necessary for each core can be reduced, allowing to reduce the voltage on each core. Because dynamic power is proportional to the frequency and to the square of the voltage, we get a big gain, even though we may have more cores running. As more and more cores are integrated into these designs to share the ever increasing processing load, the main challenges lie in efficient memory hierarchy, scalable system interconnect, new programming paradigms, and efficient integration methodology for connecting such heterogeneous cores into a single system capable of leveraging their individual flexibility. Current design methods tend toward mixed HW/SW co-designs targeting multicore systems on-chip for specific applications. To decide on the lowest cost mix of cores, designers must iteratively map the device’s functionality to a particular HW/SW partition and target architectures. In addition, to connect the heterogeneous cores, the architecture requires high performance complex communication architectures and efficient communication protocols, such as hierarchical bus, point-to-point connection, or Network-on-Chip. Software development also becomes far more complex due to the difficulties in breaking a single processing task into multiple parts that can be processed separately and then reassembled later. This reflects the fact that certain processor jobs cannot be easily parallelized to run concurrently on multiple processing cores and that load balancing between processing cores – especially heterogeneous cores – is very difficult.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Multicore Systems On-Chip

    Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

    Pages 1-17

  • Multicore SoCs Design Methods

    Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

    Pages 19-35

  • Multicore SoC Organization

    Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

    Pages 37-63

  • 2D Network-on-Chip

    Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

    Pages 65-88

  • 3D Network-on-Chip

    Ben Abdallah, Abderazek

    Pages 89-125

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-6239-050-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multicore Systems On-Chip: Practical Software/Hardware Design
Authors
Series Title
Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Atlantis Press
Copyright Holder
Atlantis Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-91216-92-3
DOI
10.2991/978-94-91216-92-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-91216-91-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-6239-050-8
Series ISSN
1875-7669
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
117 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
Topics