Diplomat: Mapping of multi-kernel applications using a static dataflow abstraction

Bruno Bodin, Luigi Nardi, Paul H. J. Kelly, Michael F. P. O’Boyle
The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
IEEE 24th International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, 2016


   title={Diplomat: Mapping of Multi-kernel Applications Using a Static Dataflow Abstraction},

   author={Bodin, Bruno and Nardi, Luigi and Kelly, Paul HJ and O’Boyle, Michael FP},



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In this paper we propose a novel approach to heterogeneous embedded systems programmability using a taskgraph based framework called Diplomat. Diplomat is a taskgraph framework that exploits the potential of static dataflow modeling and analysis to deliver performance estimation and CPU/GPU mapping. An application has to be specified once, and then the framework can automatically propose good mappings. We evaluate Diplomat with a computer vision application on two embedded platforms. Using the Diplomat generation we observed a 16% performance improvement on average and up to a 30% improvement over the best existing hand-coded implementation.
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