Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Liljeberg, Pasi
Organisation University of Turku
Project title ACTER: Approximate Computing for Smart Edge Processing
Decision No. 311304
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 411 304
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Project description
Approximate Computing has emerged as an alternative that leverages inherent error resilience in computing applications to trade-off accuracy for performance and energy gains. The objective of this proposal is to implement hardware and software techniques to design an ecosystem that supports approximation. Ambient intelligence application domains require high performance in real-time within lower energy budgets. Power challenges have limited the performance and energy gains of existing mobile processing platforms. We orchestrate approximation in two steps, software layer - to identify and annotate approximable regions of applications, hardware layer- to exploit error resilient tasks by executing them on inaccurate hardware.