Special Issue "Multi-Core Systems-On-Chips Design and Optimization"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Interests: computer engineering; low-power design; embedded systems; reconfigurable computing; platform design; aerospace system; fault tolerance; dynamic optimizations; hardware design; real-time systems; computer architecture; multi-core platforms
Systems-on-Chip (SoC) design has rapidly evolved from simple uni-core systems to complex, multi-core systems with tens to tens of thousands of heterogeneous cores communicating and cooperating via complex communication networks and shared resources. Traditional system design and optimization methods are becoming infeasible, necessitating innovative new research contributions in scalable and adaptive solutions to efficiently and effectively leverage oftentimes unknown and changing available resources for systems ranging from small, handheld/wearable devices to large-scale datacenter and exascale high performance computing. Multi-core systems must be able to quickly reconfigure/adapt their operation by monitoring runtime environmental and resource conditions to maintain performance/power requirements. Consequently, innovative architectural and system design, optimization approaches, design exploration assistance, etc., have become crucial to achieving performance and efﬁciency system goals.
This Special Issue addresses all aspects of energy-, power- and/or performance-efficient computing and system design for complex multi-core systems. Authors are invited to submit original papers in (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Tools, methodologies, and design techniques
- Adaptive runtime optimization approaches, and application mapping, scheduling, and resource sharing based on changing runtime conditions
- Aging-aware design, energy- and thermal-related reliability issues
- Efficient off-chip/on-chip communication architectures, including networks-on-chip
- Shared memory architectures and technologies (e.g., coherence protocols)
Prof. Dr. Ann Gordon-Ross
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