The Design of a Hardware Thread Manager for a Polymorphic Multimedia Processor
Qian Bowen, Li Tao, Yang Ting
Available Online November 2013.
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- Many core·Multithreading·Array processor·Parallel processing·Graphics and Multimedia
- This paper proposes a hardware thread manager for the polymorphic parallel processor. The thread manager supports the MIMD mode with 8 threads and SIMD mode with multiple threads using the SIMD controllers in a unified approach to manage two operating modes to achieve a mixture of three types of parallel computation. Thread manager monitors the progress of each thread, the activity of near neighbor shared memory and the status of the router. It schedules the execution slots for the threads. It can start and stop a thread, put a thread on wait, resume the execution of a thread. Thread manager can also record the working status of each thread, while avoiding the waiting problem caused by data availability. This manager is able to maximize the efficiency of a processing element in a polymorphic array processor.
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TY - CONF AU - Qian Bowen AU - Li Tao AU - Yang Ting PY - 2013/11 DA - 2013/11 TI - The Design of a Hardware Thread Manager for a Polymorphic Multimedia Processor BT - 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Technology(ICMT-13) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmt-13.2013.217 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmt-13.2013.217 ID - Bowen2013/11 ER -