Design of Embedded Systems Advanced Course - HT2015
2015-09-24: A quick reminder about the next lecture's invited talk. Fuad Tabba who is a Media Processing Engineer at ARM, Lund will give a talk titled "Introduction to GPU Performance Modeling at ARM" Short abstract: I will give an overview of ARM and its role in the semiconductor business. I will also give an overview of GPU performance modelling at ARM’s Media Processing Group here in Lund. Like CPUs, GPUs have been growing exponentially in speed and in complexity, with long design phases. GPU Architects cannot reason about such complex systems based on intuition alone, and by the time the hardware description is available it is too late to make significant alterations to these designs. Therefore we resort to using flexible and approximate performance models of the designs.
2015-09-10: The Xilinx toolchain is now available in E:Neptunus (on most computers, I have verified this personally) and a few other lab rooms, after being absent, as mentioned during the lecture.