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Efficiently managing the parallel execution of various application tasks onto a heterogeneous multi-core system consisting of a combination of processors and accelerators is a difficult task due to the complex system architecture. The management of reconfigurable multi-core systems which exploit dynamic and partial reconfiguration in order to, e.g. increase the number of processing elements to fulfill the performance demands of the application, is even more complicated. This paper presents a special virtualization layer consisting of one central server and several distributed computing clients to virtualize the complex and adaptive heterogeneous multi-core architecture and to autonomously manage the distribution of the parallel computation tasks onto the different processing elements.
Date of Conference: 12-16 March 2012