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Run-time Task Overlapping on Multiprocessor Platforms

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Today's embedded applications often consist of multiple concurrent tasks. These tasks are decomposed into sub-tasks which are in turn assigned and scheduled on multiple different processors to achieve the optimal performance/energy combination. Previous work introduced systematical approaches to make performance-energy trade-offs explorations for each individual task and used the exploration results at run-time to fulfill system-level constraints. However, they did not exploit the fact that the concurrent tasks can be executed in an overlapped fashion. In this paper, we propose a simple yet powerful online technique that performs task overlapping by run-time subtask re-scheduling. By doing so, a multiprocessor system with concurrent tasks can achieve better performance without extra energy consumption. We have applied our algorithm to a set of randomly-generated task graphs, obtaining encouraging improvements over non-overlapped task, and also having less overall energy consumption than a previous DVS method for real-time tasks. Then, we have demonstrated the algorithm on real-life video- and image-processing applications implemented on a dual-processor TITMS320C6202 board: We have achieved a reduction of 22-29% in the application execution time, while the impact of run-time scheduling overhead proved to be negligible (1.55%).

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Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia, 2007. ESTIMedia 2007. IEEE/ACM/IFIP Workshop on

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4-5 Oct. 2007

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