Tue Sep 22 13:18:09 CEST 2009

Hardware Mapping

Let's look at some of the current approaches in hardware mapping
(mostly for special-purpose hardware like VLIW DSPs and ASICs).

This is essentially my main problem: given a high level description of
an application, map it down to particular hardware architecture.  This
points to a certain meet-in-the-middle design, where highlevel
description and lowlevel platform are based on heuristics about
problem domain and general ways of implementing it, but a middle layer
binds the particularities together (resource allocation).