Dr. Krishna Kavi, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will present a CSE Department Seminar on Friday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the main department conference room, F223. His presentation is SDF - An Architectural Framework for Multicore Processors.
The topic of the seminar will be multicore and multithreaded architectures which have received considerable attention over the past few years. However, current implementations rely on conventional programming paradigms and require complex static or dynamic transformations of programs into concurrent threads. This requires either complex hardware to detect data and control hazards to reorder and issue multiple instructions, or complex compiler techniques.
Our Scheduled Dataflow (SDF) architecture differs from other multithreaded and multicore architectures in the following ways: i) our programming paradigm is based on dataflow, which reveals inherent parallelism to the hardware, thus reducing the hardware complexity significantly, ii) our processor cores are very simple and support fine-grained parallelism, iii) we completely decouple all memory accesses from execution pipeline and iv) our architecture supports speculative and transactional memory synchronizations. In this talk Dr. Kavi will present the SDF architecture and show how the model can be used to develop scalable multicore processors.