NOCS2017 "Rethinking NoCs for Spatial Neural Network Accelerators" codebase (Paper is available in the following link; http://synergy.ece.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/332/2017/08/MicroSwitch_NOCS2017.pdf)
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How to change user parameters You can modify parameters in NeuralNetworkConfig.bsv
- Parameter description
- PixelBitSz: Input/weight bit size
- NumPERows, NumPEColumns: to modify the number of PEs.
- You need to make the number of PEs to be the power of 2 to get microswitch network work
- For RS traffic, NumPEColumns should be greater or equal than the FilterSz.
- PEdelay: the delay of each PE
- NumChannels, NuMFilters, NumIfMaps, FilterSz, IfMapSz, Stride: Defines the dimension of the target convolution layer to simulate.
- Please note that it is necessary information for reconfiguration controller and the traffic generator.
- To run another layer, you need to modify the parameter and compile the simulation again.
- Parameter description
How to run the compilation ./microswitch -ms : compile a simulation with Weight-stationary traffic ./microswitch -rms : compile a simulation with Row-strationary traffic ./microswitch -rmv : generate Verilog RTL in ./MSVerilog/ ./microswitch -clean : clean up build files ./microswitch -r : run a complied simulation
- To run the compiler and simulation, you need Bluespec System Verilog (www.bluespec.com) compiler