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A normal form reduction strategy for hardware/software partitioning

  • Leila Silva
  • Augusto Sampaio
  • Edna Barros
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1313)

Abstract

In this paper we present a characterisation of the hardware/software partitioning problem as a program transformation task. Both the input and the output of the partitioning are expressed as processes in occam, and the partitioning itself is conducted by the application of a set of rules derived from an algebraic semantics of occam. The partitioning is designed in such a way to allow the complete separation of the efficiency and the correctness aspects of the process. A complete set of rules to turn an arbitrary program into a normal form is presented; this form is the parallel composition of very simple subprocesses, allowing a very flexible analysis of how they can be combined (in clusters) to produce the final result of the partitioning.

Keywords

Normal Form Parallel Composition Hardware Component Program Transformation Cluster Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leila Silva
    • 1
  • Augusto Sampaio
    • 1
  • Edna Barros
    • 1
  1. 1.Depto. de Informática - UFPECaixa Postal 7851 - Cidade UniversitáriaRecife - PEBrazil

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