Heterogeneous multi-core processors are attracted by the media processing applications due to their capability of drawing strengths of different cores to improve the overall performance. However, the data transfer bottlenecks and limitations in the task allocation due to the accelerator-incompatible operations prevents us from gaining full potential of the heterogeneous multi-core processors. This paper presents a task allocation method based on algorithm transformation to increase the freedom of task allocation. We use approximation methods such as CORDIC algorithms to map the accelerator- incompatible operations to accelerator cores. According to the experimental results using HOG descriptor computation, the proposed task allocation method reduces the data transfer time by more than 82% and the total processing time by more than 79% compared to the conventional task allocation method.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Dec|
- Heterogeneous multi-core processor