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SPARK: a high-level synthesis framework for applying parallelizing compiler transformations

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4 Author(s)
Gupta, S. ; Center for Embedded Comput. Syst., California Univ., Irvine, CA, USA ; Dutt, N. ; Gupta, R. ; Nicolau, A.

This paper presents a modular and extensible high-level synthesis research system, called SPARK, that takes a behavioral description in ANSI-C as input and produces synthesizable register-transfer level VHDL. SPARK uses parallelizing compiler technology, developed previously, to enhance instruction-level parallelism and re-instruments it for high-level synthesis by incorporating ideas of mutual exclusivity of operations, resource sharing and hardware cost models. In this paper, we present the design flow through the SPARK system, a set of transformations that include speculative code motions and dynamic transformations and show how these transformations and other optimizing synthesis and compiler techniques are employed by a scheduling heuristic. Experiments are performed on two moderately complex industrial applications, namely MPEG-1 and the GIMP image processing tool. The results show that the various code transformations lead to up to 70 % improvements in performance without any increase in the overall area and critical path of the final synthesized design.

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VLSI Design, 2003. Proceedings. 16th International Conference on

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4-8 Jan. 2003

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