Power-Aware Multi-Objective Evolvable Hardware System on an FPGA

López, Blanca and Valverde Alcalá, Juan and Torre Arnanz, Eduardo de la and Riesgo Alcaide, Teresa (2014). Power-Aware Multi-Objective Evolvable Hardware System on an FPGA. In: "2014 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems", July 14 - 18, 2014, Leicester (United Kingdom). ISBN 978-1-4799-5356-1. pp. 61-68.

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Title: Power-Aware Multi-Objective Evolvable Hardware System on an FPGA
Author/s:
  • López, Blanca
  • Valverde Alcalá, Juan
  • Torre Arnanz, Eduardo de la
  • Riesgo Alcaide, Teresa
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 2014 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
Event Dates: July 14 - 18, 2014
Event Location: Leicester (United Kingdom)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2014 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-5356-1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: evolvable hardware, dynamic and partial reconfiguration, power-aware, multi-objective evolution, FPGAs, Wireless Sensor Networks
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Dynamic and Partial Reconfiguration (DPR) allows a system to be able to modify certain parts of itself during run-time. This feature gives rise to the capability of evolution: changing parts of the configuration according to the online evaluation of performance or other parameters. The evolution is achieved through a bio-inspired model in which the features of the system are identified as genes. The objective of the evolution may not be a single one; in this work, power consumption is taken into consideration, together with the quality of filtering, as the measure of performance, of a noisy image. Pareto optimality is applied to the evolutionary process, in order to find a representative set of optimal solutions as for performance and power consumption. The main contributions of this paper are: implementing an evolvable system on a low-power Spartan-6 FPGA included in a Wireless Sensor Network node and, by enabling the availability of a real measure of power consumption at run-time, achieving the capability of multi-objective evolution, that yields different optimal configurations, among which the selected one will depend on the relative “weights” of performance and power consumption.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTE2011-28666-C04-02DREAMS (Dynamically Reconfigurable Embedded Platforms for Networked Context-Aware Multimedia Systems)UnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 37025
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37025/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37025
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?reload=true&punumber=6874772
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Aug 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 13:48
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