If software is king for systems-on-silicon, what's new in compilers?

Nikil Dutt, Sharad Malik, Lex Augusteijn, Beatrice Fu, Alex Nicolau, Constantine Polychronopoulos

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Abstract

While software is already a significant component in today's system-on-silicon, it is expected to greatly dominate future generations of systems-on-silicon that will contain several (possibly heterogeneous) programmable processors, as well as reconfigurable hardware blocks and large amounts of on-chip memory. In this context, one could argue that the problems for compiler designers haven't changed at all, since the basic issues all boil down to the traditional challenges of 1) coarse-grain parallelism extraction for the multiple processors on chip, 2) instruction-level parallelism exploitation for individual processors, and 3) retargetable code generation for versions of the on-chip processors. This paper summarizes the positions of the panelists who presented their views on the new challenges in compilers for future systems-on-silicon, and who debated these issues at ICCD'97.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages322-325
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Computer Design - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Oct 12 1997Oct 15 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Computer Design
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period10/12/9710/15/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dutt, N., Malik, S., Augusteijn, L., Fu, B., Nicolau, A., & Polychronopoulos, C. (1997). If software is king for systems-on-silicon, what's new in compilers?. 322-325. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Computer Design, Austin, TX, USA, .