SMAPPIC: Scalable Multi-FPGA Architecture Prototype Platform in the Cloud

Grigory Chirkov, David Wentzlaff

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Abstract

Traditionally, architecture prototypes are built on top of FPGA infrastructure, with two associated problems. First, very large FPGAs are prohibitively expensive for most people and institutions. Second, the burden of FPGA development adds to an already uneasy life of researchers, especially those who focus on software. Large designs that do not fit into a single FPGA exacerbate these issues even more. This work presents SMAPPIC - the first open-source prototype platform for shared memory multi-die architectures on cloud FPGAs. SMAPPIC leverages the OpenPiton/BYOC infrastructure and AWS F1 instances to make FPGA-based prototypes of System-on-Chips, processor cores, accelerators, cache subsystems, etc., cheap, scalable, and straightforward. SMAPPIC enables many use cases that are not possible or significantly more complicated in existing software and FPGA tools. This work has the potential to accelerate the rate of innovation in computer engineering fields in the nearest future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASPLOS 2023 - Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems
EditorsTor M. Aamodt, Natalie Enright Jerger, Michael Swift
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages733-746
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450399166
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 27 2023
Event28th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS 2023 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 25 2023Mar 29 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS
Volume2

Conference

Conference28th ACM International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period3/25/233/29/23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

Keywords

  • FPGA
  • Modeling
  • cloud
  • heterogeneity
  • interconnect
  • multi-die
  • multicore

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