DeSC: Decoupled supply-compute communication management for heterogeneous architectures

Tae Jun Ham, Juan L. Aragón, Margaret Rose Martonosi

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Abstract

Today's computers employ significant heterogeneity to meet performance targets at manageable power. In adopting increased compute specialization, however, the relative amount of time spent on memory or communication latency has increased. System and software optimizations for memory and communication often come at the costs of increased complexity and reduced portability. We propose Decoupled Supply-Compute (DeSC) as a way to attack memory bottlenecks automatically, while maintaining good portability and low complexity. Drawing from Decoupled Access Execute (DAE) approaches, our work updates and expands on these techniques with increased specialization and automatic compiler support. Across the evaluated workloads, DeSC offers an average of 2.04x speedup over baseline (on homogeneous CMPs) and 1.56x speedup when a DeSC data supplier feeds data to a hardware accelerator. Achieving performance very close to what a perfect cache hierarchy would offer, DeSC offers the performance gains of specialized communication acceleration while maintaining useful generality across platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 48th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages191-203
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340342
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 2015
Event48th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO 2015 - Waikiki, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2015Dec 9 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO
Volume05-09-December-2015
ISSN (Print)1072-4451

Other

Other48th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, MICRO 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWaikiki
Period12/5/1512/9/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture

Keywords

  • DeSC
  • accelerators
  • communication management
  • decoupled architecture

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