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This paper presents a compiler strategy to optimize data accesses in regular array-intensive applications running on embedded multiprocessor environments. Specifically, we propose an optimization algorithm that targets at reducing extra off-chip memory accesses caused by interprocessor communication. This is achieved by increasing the application-wide reuse of data that resides in scratch-pad memories of processors. Our results obtained using four array-intensive image processing applications indicate that exploiting interprocessor data sharing can reduce energy-delay product significantly on a four-processor embedded system.
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:12 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: March 2004