Multi-core system performance prediction and analysis at the ESL
by Jen-Chieh Yeh; Chi-Hung Lin; Chun-Nan Liu
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 9, No. 1/2, 2014

Abstract: Multi-core system and the associated software parallelisation techniques have become one of the major trends of SoC design. For higher system performance and lower power consumption, this paper reveals a system performance prediction and analysis method for multi-core system by adopting electronic system-level (ESL) design methodology. With the high simulation speed and approximate time characteristic, the ESL virtual platform can be done at early design stage before implementation on the real chip. Based on the scalable multi-core virtual platform, we can perform one to eight-core system performance trend prediction as well as multi-core system performance analysis. The software parallelisation experiments are conducted for observing the performance improvement and further discussed about hardware-software co-design and the hardware cost reduction benefited from increasing software parallelism.

Online publication date: Sat, 24-May-2014

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