A reconfigurable platform for the design and verification of domain-specific accelerators

Sungho Park, Yong Cheol Peter Cho, Kevin M. Irick, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

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Abstract

In this paper we present Vortex: a reconfigurable Network-on-Chip platform suitable for implementing domain-specific hardware accelerators in a design efficient manner. Our Vortex platform provides a flexible means to compose domain-specific accelerators for streaming applications such as performance critical machine vision systems. By substituting a traditional shared-bus architecture with low latency packet-switched routers and high utility network adaptors, maximum performance is exploited with minimal regard to communication infrastructure design and validation. To highlight the utility of the Vortex platform we present a case study in which a video analytics pipeline is mapped onto a multi-FPGA system. The system meets real-time throughput requirements on 3 Megapixel 48-bit image sequences with minimal resource overhead attributed to the Vortex communication infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASP-DAC 2012 - 17th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference
Pages108-113
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2012
Event17th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jan 30 2012Feb 2 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC

Other

Other17th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period1/30/122/2/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Park, S., Cho, Y. C. P., Irick, K. M., & Narayanan, V. (2012). A reconfigurable platform for the design and verification of domain-specific accelerators. In ASP-DAC 2012 - 17th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (pp. 108-113). [6164928] (Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPDAC.2012.6164928