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Approximate Computing Benchmarks for Embedded Systems

keywords APPROXIMATE COMPUTING, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, HARDWARE DESIGN, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Reference persons ALESSANDRO SAVINO

External reference persons Prof. Michele Portolan (michele.portolan@grenoble-inp.fr)
Prof. Alberto Bosio (alberto.bosio@ec-lyon.fr)

Research Groups TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP

Thesis type IMPLEMENTATION, RESEARCH / EXPERIMENTAL

Description Goals: Identify and implement a meaningful set of multi-layer application for approximate computing techniques evaluation and comparison in Embedded System scenarios.
Description:
Approximate Computing paradigms is well suited for a particular subset of applications showing a so-called “intrinsic resiliency”. Approximation can be applied at all abstraction levels: from circuit design up to the final software application. However, the lack of a common multi-layer framework makes it difficult to estimate and compare the impact of different approximations choices.
The thesis concentrates on the identification of several approximate-aware algorithms to deliver their implementation both as hardware circuits (i.e., VHDL/Verilog and SystemC/SystemVerilog) and software applications (i.e., C and C++). The resulting benchmark will enable a clear comparison between the different approaches.
A particular emphasis will be placed on emerging computing paradigms-based algorithms such as artificial neural networks.
Learned Outcomes: High Level Synthesis (HLS), Alternative Computing Paradigms, HW/SW co-simulation (Verilog Programming Interfaces).

Required skills C/C++ programming and digital circuit design and simulation

Notes Possibility to spend half of the Thesis on the École Central de Lyon.


Deadline 23/01/2021      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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