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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/11134

Title: Microarchitecture and FPGA Implementation of the Multi-level Computing Architecture
Authors: Capalija, Davor
Advisor: Abdelrahman, Tarek S.
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords: Computer architecture
FPGA applications
Microarchitecture
Parallelism
Embedded systems
Multi-core systems
Issue Date: 30-Jul-2008
Abstract: We design the microarchitecture of the Multi-Level Computing Architecture (MLCA), focusing on its Control Processor (CP). The design of the microarchitecture of the CP faces us with both opportunities and challenges that stem from the coarse granularity of the tasks and the large number of inputs and outputs for each task instruction. Thus, we explore changes to standard superscalar microarchitectural techniques. We design the entire CP microarchitecture and implement it on an FPGA using SystemVerilog. We synthesize and evaluate the MLCA system based on a 4-processor shared-memory multiprocessor. The performance of realistic applications shows scalable speedups that are comparable to that of simulation. We believe that our implementation achieves low complexity in terms of FPGA resource usage and operating frequency. In addition, we argue that our design methodology allows the scalability of the CP as the entire system grows.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/11134
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