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A Unified Hardware-Software MonitoringMethod for Reconfigurable Computing Architectures using PAPI
Year:2018

Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing

Information
Abstract
In this work, a standard and unified method for monitoring hardware accelerators in Reconfigurable Computing Architectures is proposed, based on a standard software monitoring interface. The open source Performance Application Programming Interface (PAPI) library is commonly used in the field of High Performance Computing and aims at providing event information directly extracted from a set of Performance Monitor Counters. Important events such as data and instruction cache misses, hardware interrupts, etc. are collected to analyze and profile applications to pinpoint the contingent bottlenecks. In other words, it serves as a "Hardware Abstraction layer" for applications running in the user-space. In this paper, its use is extended by proposing a method to target custom Performance Hardware Registers on accelerators built upon an FPGA. Furthermore, portability and standardization are discussed and the overhead associated with PAPI use is evaluated. Two hardware examples are proposed to evaluate this approach: a simple counter and an infrastructure for hardware accelerators called ARTICo³
International
Si
Congress
13th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip (ReCoSoC 2018)
960
Place
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-5386-7957-9
Start Date
09/07/2018
End Date
11/07/2018
From page
1
To page
8
2018 13th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip (ReCoSoC)
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Diseño Electrónico y Microelectrónico
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Electrónica Industrial. CEI
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías del Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Electrónica Industrial
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica