Ziria: A DSL for wireless systems programming

Gordon Stewart, Mahanth Gowda, Geoffrey Mainland, Božidar Radunović, Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Cristina Luengo Agulló

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Abstract

Software-defined radio (SDR) brings the flexibility of software to wireless protocol design, promising an ideal platform for innovation and rapid protocol deployment. However, implementing modern wireless protocols on existing SDR platforms often requires careful hand-tuning of low-level code, which can undermine the advantages of software. Ziria is a new domain-specific language (DSL) that offers programming abstractions suitable for wireless physical (PHY) layer tasks while emphasizing the pipeline reconfiguration aspects of PHY programming. The Ziria compiler implements a rich set of specialized optimizations, such as lookup table generation and pipeline fusion. We also offer a novel - due to pipeline reconfiguration - algorithm to optimize the data widths of computations in Ziria pipelines. We demonstrate the programming flexibility of Ziria and the performance of the generated code through a detailed evaluation of a line-rate Ziria WiFi 802.11a/g implementation that is on par and in many cases outperforms a hand-tuned state-of-the-art C++ implementation on commodity CPUs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASPLOS 2015 - 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages415-428
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450328357
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2015
Event20th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS
Volume2015-January

Other

Other20th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/14/153/18/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Stewart, G., Gowda, M., Mainland, G., Radunović, B., Vytiniotis, D., & Agulló, C. L. (2015). Ziria: A DSL for wireless systems programming. In ASPLOS 2015 - 20th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (pp. 415-428). (International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS; Vol. 2015-January). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2694344.2694368