PUBLICATIONS of the DSP DESIGN GROUP and the PTOLEMY PROJECT
Automatic Code Generation for Heterogeneous Multiprocessors
Presented at ICASSP-94 - Adelaide, Australia
José L. Pino, Thomas M. Parks, and Edward A. Lee
This paper describes the use of Ptolemy to automatically generate code for heterogeneous multiprocessor systems. The framework presented lets the designer migrate from simulation to code generation while developing an application that is specified by constructing a dataflow graph. From primitive send and receive actors, the framework can automatically construct three classes of interprocessor communication (IPC) interfaces. The first type of interface uses a synchronous dataflow (SDF) parallel scheduler to partition and schedule the graph across the available processors. The second type of interface allows hierarchical use of cooperating schedulers within an application. Finally, the third interface uses the send and receive actors as an interface between code generation and simulation systems in Ptolemy. To illustrate the framework, we present an example of a heterogeneous architecture consisting of a workstation with multiple Motorola 56001 processors. We present the relative strengths and weaknesses of each type of interface.
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