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Studying the Interplay of Concurrency, Performance, Energy and Reliability with ArchOn – an Architecture-open Resource-driven Cross-layer Modelling Framework

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ashur Rafiev, Dr Alexei Iliasov, Professor Alexander RomanovskyORCiD, Dr Andrey Mokhov, Dr Fei Xia, Professor Alex Yakovlev



The interplay between pairs of critical factors suchas performance, energy and reliability within modern computing systems has always been an interesting topic of study. However, studying the interplay of all three factors together in a many-core, multi-layer design setting has been a relatively recent undertaking. This work explores the practical problems encountered in such studies and introduces the modelling framework ArchOn, which is based on a novel resource-driven graph representation. ArchOn facilitates the analysis and potentially design and synthesis of systems whose design domains are more conveniently organized into multiple layers or levels (e.g. application, OS, hardware, etc.) and potentially large scale and diverse types of concurrency. The layer-agnostic formalism helps designers reason about cross-layer issues and the resource-driven approach is advantageous for reasoning about such issues as energy and time. Example single- and multi-core case studies help explain and illustrate the method.

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Author(s): Rafiev A, Iliasov A, Romanovsky A, Mokhov A, Xia F, Yakovlev A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2014

Pages: 10

Print publication date: 01/01/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Source Publication Date: January 2014

Report Number: 1408

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne