|Title||Efficient Translation of Algorithmic Kernels on Large-Scale Multi-Cores|
|Publication Type||Conference Papers|
|Authors||Pande, A., and J. Zambreno|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the International Workshop on Reconfigurable and Multicore Embedded Systems (WoRMES)|
In this paper we present the design of a novel embedded processor architecture (which we call a µ-core) that makes use of a reconﬁgurable ALU. This core serves as the basis of custom 2-dimensional array architectures that can be used to accelerate algorithms such as cryptography and image processing. An efﬁcient translation and mapping of instructions from the multi-core grid to the individual processor cores is proposed and illustrated with an implementation of the AES encryption algorithm on custom-sized grids. A simulation model was developed using Simulink and the performance analysis suggests a positive trend towards the development and utilization of such hardware.