Advanced simulation environment for shared memory network-on-chips

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    Abstract

    A new class of System-on-Chips (SOC) called Network-on-Chips (NOC) has recently been proposed to solve the architectural and design complexity issues of future SOCs. The design and selection of an architecture for a NOC is, however, not a trivial task, because it requires expertise in parallel computing ranging from detailed processor microarchitectures to complex system architectures and from instruction-level parallelism (ILP) to thread-level parallelism (TLP) at various ganularities. We have developed a simulation environment called IPSMSim for evaluating parallel architectures based on a network of homogeneous computing resources and exploring the effect of architectural solutions on ILP and TLP exploitation on those architectures. IPSMSim supports currently parametric single and multithreaded processors, various interconnection topologies and memory module organizations realizing the shared memory and message passing programming models. IPSMSim has tools for compiling and loading native assembler programs, importing RISC programs as well as translating and optimizing them to native architecture, and collecting various types of execution and communication statistics. IPSMSim has been successfully applied to a number of researches ranging from microarchitecture-level to system-level evaluations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2002 20th NORCHIP Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationthe Nordic Event in ASIC Design
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherTechnoconsult
    Pages31-36
    ISBN (Print)87-982637-4-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event20th NORCHIP conference 2002 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 11 Nov 200212 Nov 2002

    Conference

    Conference20th NORCHIP conference 2002
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period11/11/0212/11/02

    Keywords

    • Simulation
    • network on chip
    • parallel computer architecture

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    Forsell, M. (2002). Advanced simulation environment for shared memory network-on-chips. In Proceedings of the 2002 20th NORCHIP Conference: the Nordic Event in ASIC Design (pp. 31-36). Technoconsult.