Multigrain parallelization for model-based design applications using the OSCAR compiler

Dan Umeda, Takahiro Suzuki, Hiroki Mikami, Keiji Kimura, Hironori Kasahara

研究成果: Conference contribution

6 被引用数 (Scopus)


Model-based design is a very popular software development method for developing a wide variety of embedded applications such as automotive systems, aircraft systems, and medical systems. Model-based design tools like MATLAB/Simulink typically allow engineers to graphically build models consisting of connected blocks for the purpose of reducing development time. These tools also support automatic C code generation from models with a special tool such as Embedded Coder to map models onto various kinds of embedded CPUs. Since embedded systems require real-time processing, the use of multi-core CPUs poses more opportunities for accelerating program execution to satisfy the real-time constraints. While prior approaches exploit parallelism among blocks by inspecting MATLAB/Simulink models, this may lose an opportunity for fully exploiting parallelism of the whole program because models potentially have parallelism within a block. To unlock this limitation, this paper presents an automatic parallelization technique for auto-generated C code developed by MATLAB/Simulink with Embedded Coder. Specifically, this work (1) exploits multi-level parallelism including inter-block and intra-block parallelism by analyzing the auto-generated C code, and (2) performs static scheduling to reduce dynamic overheads as much as possible. Also, this paper proposes an automatic profiling framework for the auto-generated code for enhancing static scheduling, which leads to improving the performance of MATLAB/Simulink applications. Performance evaluation shows 4.21 times speedup with six processor cores on Intel Xeon X5670 and 3.38 times speedup with four processor cores on ARM Cortex-A15 compared with uniprocessor execution for a road tracking application.

ホスト出版物のタイトルLanguages and Compilers for Parallel Computing - 28th International Workshop, LCPC 2015, Revised Selected Papers
編集者Xipeng Shen, Frank Mueller, James Tuck
出版社Springer Verlag
出版ステータスPublished - 2016
イベント28th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, LCPC 2015 - Raleigh, United States
継続期間: 2015 9 92015 9 11


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


Other28th International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, LCPC 2015
国/地域United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)


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