Custom Multi-Threaded Dynamic Memory Management for Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Platforms

Sotirios Xydis,  Alexandros Bartzas,  Dimitrios Soudris,  Kiamal Pekmestzi
National Technical University of Athens


Abstract

We address the problem of custom Dynamic Memory Management (DMM) in Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) architectures. Customization is enabled through the definition of a design space that captures in a global, modular and parameterized manner the primitive building blocks of multi-threaded DMM. A systematic exploration methodology is proposed to efficiently traverse the design space. Customized Pareto DMM configurations are automatically generated through the development of software tools implementing the proposed methodology. Experimental evaluation based on a real-life multi-threaded dynamic network application show that the proposed methodology delivers higher quality (application-specific) solutions in comparison with state-of-the-art dynamic memory managers together with 62% exploration runtime reductions.