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OpenSoC Fabric: On-Chip Network Generator

User and Reference Manual

Abstract

This wiki explains the use and the internal architecture of the OpenSoC Fabric on-chip network generator, a parameterizable and powerful on-chip network generator for evaluating future large-scape chip multiprocessors and SoCs. OpenSoC Fabric leverages a new hardware DSL, Chisel, which contains powerful abstractions provided by its base language, Scala, and generates both software (C++) and hardware (Verilog) models from a single code base. The OpenSoC Fabric infrastructure is modeled after existing state-of-the-art simulators, offers large and powerful collections of configuration options, and is open-source with object-oriented design and functional programming to make functionality extension as easy as possible. This manual does not provide a tutorial on Chisel, which is left to online resources dedicated to this purpose. OpenSoC Fabric is released open-source under a Modified BSD license, to allow anyone to edit the code and contribute back. Being an open-source project, OpenSoC Fabric relies on collaborative effort. For more information, please refer to our website.

Authors

Farzad Fatollahi-Fard, David Donofrio, George Michelogiannakis, John Shalf Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, California 94720 Contact : http://opensocfabric.org/contact.php

License

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