Computer Architecture: an experience on performance and power
Filipa Duarte, PhD,
In this presentation, I will introduce memory copy hardware accelerator (MCHA) and the benefits of its usage in a multiprocessor platform supporting an explicit send and receive programming model. The MCHA redirects the destination address to the original data in the cache through an indexing table tightly coupled with a cache. Therefore, it avoids cache pollution as there is no overwrite of the copied data over original data and vice-versa. Moreover, the MCHA reduces the number of instructions executed when performing a memory copy when compared with the classical software implementation. Thus, as the copy is performed in hardware, it is faster, providing a speedup of 2.97.
In the second part of the presentation, I will introduce a biomedical system developed at IMEC, targeting the ECG application. At the centre of the system is the Coolflux BSP processor, that processes heart beat signals collected from several sensors and sends the reports of the analysis to the radio interface. The system has aggressive power and clock management in order to reduce the power consumption of the system. Moreover, I will also introduce the circuit-level techniques as well the architecture optimizations to reach the expected power consumption.
Date: 2010-Apr-30 Time: 14:00:00 Room: 336
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.