Detecting data-parallel synchronous dataflow graphs

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List of Authors: Sudeep Kanur, Johan Lilius, Johan Ersfolk
Place: Dresden
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Book title: Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP), 2017 Conference on
Start page: 67
End page: 72
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3535-3
eISBN: 978-1-5386-3534-6


Synchronous Dataflow (SDF), a popular subset of the dataflow programming
paradigm, gives a well structured formalism to capture signal and
stream processing applications. With data-parallel architectures
becoming ubiquitous, several frameworks leverage the SDF formalism to
map applications to parallel architectures. But, these frameworks assume
that the Synchronous Dataflow graphs (SDFGs) under consideration
already are data-parallel. In this paper, we address the lack of
mechanisms required to detect if an SDFG can be executed in a
data-parallel fashion. We develop necessary and sufficient conditions
that an SDFG must satisfy for its data-parallel execution. In addition,
we develop methods that detect and transform SDFGs that cannot be
determined to be data-parallel through visual graph inspection alone. We
report on a prototype implementation of the developed conditions as a
compiler pass in PREESM framework and test them against some useful
applications expressed as an SDFG.

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