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Presentation 2015-12-02 11:40
Performance Comparison of FPGA Accelerators with Vivado HLS and PyCoRAM
Yuma Kikutani (OPUCT), Thi Hong Tran, Shinya Takamaeda, Yasuhiko Nakashima (NAIST)
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) High-level synthesis (HLS) technology has been an attractive and efficient method for FPGA system development. In this paper, we developed matrix multiplication accelerators by using two different HLS tools: PyCoRAM, an open sourced HLS tool in Python, and Vivado HLS, a commercial HLS tool. Then we evaluated the performance by using an ARM-based FPGA platform. The evaluation result shows that the accelerator using PyCoRAM is faster than the one using Vivado HLS. It indicates that an explicit tuning way and the predictability of the performance are important for high performance system development with HLS tools. In addition, FPGA accelerators we developed could not overcome the CPU on the same board, due to its narrower memory bandwidth to the external DRAM than the CPU. It shows that a wider interconnection to the external memory is required to achieve higher performance than the CPU.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) FPGA / High Level Synthesis / Vivado HLS / PyCoRAM / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 115, no. 342, CPSY2015-66, pp. 27-32, Dec. 2015.
Paper # CPSY2015-66 
Date of Issue 2015-11-24 (CPSY) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380

Conference Information
Conference Date 2015-12-01 - 2015-12-03 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Nagasaki Kinro Fukushi Kaikan 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Design Gaia 2015 -New Field of VLSI Design- 
Paper Information
Registration To CPSY 
Conference Code 2015-12-VLD-DC-SLDM-CPSY-RECONF-ICD-CPM 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Title (in English) Performance Comparison of FPGA Accelerators with Vivado HLS and PyCoRAM 
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Keyword(1) FPGA  
Keyword(2) High Level Synthesis  
Keyword(3) Vivado HLS  
Keyword(4) PyCoRAM  
1st Author's Name Yuma Kikutani  
1st Author's Affiliation Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology (OPUCT)
2nd Author's Name Thi Hong Tran  
2nd Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
3rd Author's Name Shinya Takamaeda  
3rd Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
4th Author's Name Yasuhiko Nakashima  
4th Author's Affiliation Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
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Date Time 2015-12-02 11:40:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for CPSY 
Paper # IEICE-CPSY2015-66 
Volume (vol) IEICE-115 
Number (no) no.342 
Page pp.27-32 
#Pages IEICE-6 
Date of Issue IEICE-CPSY-2015-11-24 

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