Self-adaptive systems are able to adapt themselves to mutating internal/external conditions so as to meet their goals. One of the challenges to be tackled when designing such systems is the overhead introduced in making the system monitorable and adaptable. A large overhead can easily compensate the benefits of adaptation. In this work, we are addressing this challenge within the context of KPN applications on NoCbased MPSoCs. In particular, parametric adaptations at the application level are considered. We present a low overhead technique for the implementation of the monitor-controller-adapter loop, which is present in selfadaptive systems. The technique is fundamentally based on an extended network interface which provides the ability to interrupt remote tiles on a NoC-based multiprocessor platform. Results from the MJPEG case study show that the proposed interrupt-based approach incurs an overhead as low as 0.4% without compromising the quality of the adaptation control. Our new technique provides an improvement of approximately 6.25% compared to another state-of-the-art technique that interacts with the application using KPN semantics (i.e., blocking channels). Moreover, the sensitivity of the overhead to the complexity of the adaptation controller is much lower in case of our interrupt-based technique as compared to the blocking channel based scheme.

A low overhead self-adaptation technique for KPN applications on NoC-based MPSoCs

MELONI, PAOLO;TUVERI, GIUSEPPE
2013

Abstract

Self-adaptive systems are able to adapt themselves to mutating internal/external conditions so as to meet their goals. One of the challenges to be tackled when designing such systems is the overhead introduced in making the system monitorable and adaptable. A large overhead can easily compensate the benefits of adaptation. In this work, we are addressing this challenge within the context of KPN applications on NoCbased MPSoCs. In particular, parametric adaptations at the application level are considered. We present a low overhead technique for the implementation of the monitor-controller-adapter loop, which is present in selfadaptive systems. The technique is fundamentally based on an extended network interface which provides the ability to interrupt remote tiles on a NoC-based multiprocessor platform. Results from the MJPEG case study show that the proposed interrupt-based approach incurs an overhead as low as 0.4% without compromising the quality of the adaptation control. Our new technique provides an improvement of approximately 6.25% compared to another state-of-the-art technique that interacts with the application using KPN semantics (i.e., blocking channels). Moreover, the sensitivity of the overhead to the complexity of the adaptation controller is much lower in case of our interrupt-based technique as compared to the blocking channel based scheme.
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