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Code Generation from a Domain-specific Language for C-based HLS of Hardware Accelerators


Publication Details
Author(s): Reiche O, Schmid M, Hannig F, Membarth R, Teich J
Title edited volumes: 2014 International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis, CODES+ISSS 2014
Publisher: ACM
Publishing place: New York, NY, USA
Publication year: 2014
Conference Proceedings Title: Proc. of the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS)
Pages range: 219-228
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3051-0

Event details
Event: Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS)
Event location: New Dehli
Start date of the event: 12/10/2014
End date of the event: 17/10/2014

Abstract

As today's computer architectures are becoming more and more heterogeneous, a plethora of options including CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, reconfigurable logic (FPGAs), and other application-specific processors come into consideration for close-to-sensor processing. Especially, in the domain of image processing on mobile devices, among numerous design challenges, a very stringent energy budget is of utmost importance, making embedded GPUs and FPGAs ideal targets for implementation. Recently, the HIPAcc framework was proposed as a means for automatic code generation of image processing algorithms for embedded GPUs, based on a Domain-Specific Language (DSL). Despite of huge advancements in High-Level Synthesis (HLS) for FPGAs, designers are still required to have detailed knowledge about coding techniques and the targeted architecture to achieve efficient solutions. As a remedy, in this work, we propose code generation techniques for C-based HLS from a common high-level DSL description targeting FPGAs. Our approach includes FPGA-specific memory architectures for handling point and local operators, numerous high-level transformations, and automatic test bench generation. We evaluate our approach by comparing the resulting hardware accelerators to existing frameworks in terms of performance and resource requirements. Moreover, we assess the achieved energy efficiency in contrast to software implementations, generated by HIPAcc from the same code base, executed on GPUs. Copyright 2014 ACM.



How to cite
APA: Reiche, O., Schmid, M., Hannig, F., Membarth, R., & Teich, J. (2014). Code Generation from a Domain-specific Language for C-based HLS of Hardware Accelerators. In Proc. of the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS) (pp. 219-228). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

MLA: Reiche, Oliver, et al. "Code Generation from a Domain-specific Language for C-based HLS of Hardware Accelerators." Proceedings of the Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), New Dehli New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2014. 219-228.

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