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Analyzing the Performance of the Epiphany Processor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2014 (English)MasteroppgaveStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Our need for computational power steadily increases as we strive to solve more complex problems. As the increase of computational power of \acp{CPU} is slowing down, due to increasingly smaller and more complex designs, it may be a good idea to look into different processor designs. At the same time, the need for low-power processors are increasing. There is many reasons for this. The desire to reduce costs and produce more environmentally friendly data centers is one. Another is to reduce the heat dissapation, which is more important the smaller the processor design is. Lastly, mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular. In this project, I will look into the performance of the Epiphany processor using the Parallella device. This is a new design of a small and low-power processor. The processor I am testing contains 16 processor cores. There exists a design for a version with 64 cores, and future versions will have even more. To have a reference point for the performance of the Epiphany, similar implementations are run and measured on the main processor of the Parallella, a Xilinx Zynq7000 Series.

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Institutt for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap , 2014. , 54 p.
URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-26785Local ID: ntnudaim:11745OAI: diva2:751095
Available from: 2014-09-30 Created: 2014-09-30 Last updated: 2014-09-30Bibliographically approved

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