A software solution for dynamic stack management on scratch pad memory

Arun Kannan, Aviral Shrivastava, Amit Pabalkar, Jong Eun Lee

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21 Scopus citations

Abstract

In an effort to make processors more power efficient scratch pad memory (SPM) have been proposed instead of caches, which can consume majority of processor power. However, application mapping on SPMs remain a challenge. We propose a dynamic SPM management scheme for program stack data for processor power reduction. As opposed to previous efforts, our solution does not mandate any hardware changes, does not need profile information, and SPM size at compile-time, and seamlessly integrates support for recursive functions. Our technique manages stack frames on SPM using a scratch pad memory manager (SPMM), integrated into the application binary by the compiler. Our experiments on benchmarks from MiBench [15] show average energy savings of 37% along with a performance improvement of 18%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASP-DAC 2009
Subtitle of host publicationAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009
Pages612-617
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC

Other

OtherAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period1/19/091/22/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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