Using Dataflow to Optimize Energy Efficiency of Deep Neural Network Accelerators
Author(s)Chen, Yu-Hsin; Emer, Joel S; Sze, Vivienne
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The authors demonstrate the key role dataflows play in the optimization of energy efficiency for deep neural network (DNN) accelerators. By introducing a systematic approach to analyze the problem and a new dataflow, called Row-Stationary, which is up to 2.5 times more energy efficient than existing dataflows in processing a state-of-the-art DNN, this work provides guidelines for future DNN accelerator designs.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Microsystems Technology Laboratories
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Chen, Yu-Hsin et al. "Using Dataflow to Optimize Energy Efficiency of Deep Neural Network Accelerators." IEEE Micro 37, 3 (June 2017): 12 - 21. © 2017 IEEE
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