Designing scalable and predictable SoC communication fabrics
Professor Luca Benini (University of Bologna, Italy)

In this talk I will give an overview of recent trends in communication fabrics for embedded many-core platforms The shift toward multicore architectures has been imposed by technology reasons (power consumption and design closure issues in nanometer technology) and not by the "coming of age" of parallel programming models, compilation, analysis and verification environments. Thus, we may be building terascale many-cores architectures that we cannot program efficiently. Even worse, we may not be able to give any guarantees on execution timing, constraints and real-time properties of applications.
To address this challenge, hardware support can be designed within on-chip communication fabrics to improve communication predictability. I will discuss options and tradeoffs and provide some insights on integrated hardware-software approaches addressing the issue of predictable inter-processor communication.

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