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Scheduling of Parallelized Synchronous Dataflow Actors

Abstract : Parallelization of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software is an important trend for MultiProcessor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) implementation. The performance of DSP systems composed of parallelized computations depends on the scheduling technique, which must in general allocate computation and communication resources for competing tasks, and ensure that data dependencies are satisfied. In this paper, we formulate a new type of parallel task scheduling problem called Parallel Actor Scheduling (PAS) for MPSoC mapping of DSP systems that are represented as Synchronous DataFlow (SDF) graphs. In contrast to traditional SDF-based scheduling techniques, which focus on exploiting graph level (inter-actor) parallelism, the PAS problem targets the integrated exploitation of both intra- and inter-actor parallelism for platforms in which individual actors can be parallelized across multiple processing units. We address a special case of the PAS problem in which all of the actors in the DSP application or subsystem being optimized can be parallelized. For this special case, we develop and experimentally evaluate a two-phase scheduling framework with two work flows -- particle swarm optimization with a mixed integer programming formulation, and particle swarm optimization with a fast heuristic based on list scheduling. We demonstrate that our PAS-targeted scheduling framework provides a useful range of trade-offs between synthesis time requirements and the quality of the derived solutions.
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Zheng Zhou, Karol Desnos, Maxime Pelcat, Jean François Nezan, William Plishker, et al.. Scheduling of Parallelized Synchronous Dataflow Actors. International Symposium on System-on-Chip 2013 (SoC), Oct 2013, Tampere, Finland. pp.10. ⟨hal-00909324⟩



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