Using Dataflow to Optimize Energy Efficiency of Deep Neural Network Accelerators

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IEEE Micro

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2017

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Yu-Hsin Chen
Joel Emer
Vivienne Sze

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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.