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Architecture oriented paraLlelization for high performance embedded Multicore systems using scilAb

Project description


Computing Systems
To develop a tool-chain, that will enable the efficient mapping of applications on multiprocessor platforms from high level of abstraction, with applications to wireless communication systems
Not only traditional PCs but also novel chips in consumer electronics like PDA or mobile phones are based on multiprocessor systems-on-chip (SoC). Programming such systems suffers from a complex tool-chain and programming process.
The ALMA project aims to mitigate this problem through the introduction and exploitation of a Scilab-based (ie high-level numerically oriented programme language) tool-chain, which enables the efficient mapping of applications on multiprocessor platforms from high level of abstraction. ALMA will develop a holistic toolset that will enable faster time to market, reduced development cost with significant impact on product price and performance.

The mapping process of high performance embedded applications to today's multiprocessor system on chip devices suffers from a complex toolchain and programming process. The problem here is the expression of parallelism with a pure imperative programming language which is commonly C. This traditional approach limits the mapping, partitioning and the generation of optimized parallel code, and consequently the achievable performance and power consumption of applications from different domains. The Architecture oriented paraLlelization for high performance embedded Multicore systems using scilAb (ALMA) project aims to bridge these hurdles through the introduction and exploitation of a Scilab-based toolchain which enables the efficient mapping of applications on multiprocessor platforms from high level of abstraction. This holistic solution of the toolchain allows the complexity of both the application and the architecture to be hidden, which leads to a better acceptance, reduced development cost and shorter time-to-market. Driven by the technology restrictions in chip design, the end of Moore's law and an unavoidable increasing request of computing performance, ALMA is a fundamental step forward in the necessary introduction of novel computing paradigms and methodologies. ALMA helps to strengthen the position of the EU in the world market of multiprocessor targeted software toolchains. The challenging research will be achieved by the unique ALMA consortium which brings together industry and academia. High class partners from industry such as Recore and Intracom, will contribute their expertise in reconfigurable hardware technology for multi-core systems-on-chip, software development tools and real world applications. The academic partners will contribute their outstanding expertise in reconfigurable computing and compilation tools development.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Coordinator Contact

Jens BECKER Dipl Ing

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
EU contribution
€ 773 991,00
Address
KAISERSTRASSE 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Becker (Prof.)
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