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dc.contributor.authorBucknall, Alex R.
dc.contributor.authorFahmy, Suhaib A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-06T11:55:27Z
dc.date.available2021-01-06T11:55:27Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/666831
dc.description.abstractAutonomous systems increasingly rely on on-board computation to avoid the latency overheads of offloading to more powerful remote computing. This requires the integration of hardware accelerators to handle the complex computations demanded by date-intensive sensors. FPGAs offer hardware acceleration with ample flexibility and interfacing capabilities when paired with general purpose processors, with the ability to reconfigure at runtime using partial reconfiguration. Managing dynamic hardware is complex and has been left to designers to address in an ad-hoc manner without first-class integration in autonomous software frameworks. This paper presents an abstracted runtime for managing adaptation of FPGA accelerators, including partial reconfiguration and parametric changes, that presents as a typical interface used in autonomous software systems. We present a demonstration using the Robot Operating System (ROS), showing negligible latency overhead as a result of the abstraction.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, grant EP/N509796/1.
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to IEEE
dc.titleRuntime Abstraction for Autonomous Adaptive Systems on Reconfigurable Hardware
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
dc.conference.date1–5 February 2021
dc.conference.nameDesign, Automation and Test in Europe Conference
dc.conference.locationVirtual
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
pubs.publication-statusAccepted
kaust.personFahmy, Suhaib A.
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-06T11:55:28Z


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