Self-Organizing System-on-Chip Design

Self-organization in the context of computing systems refers to a technological
approach to deal with the increasing complexity associated with the deployment,
maintenance, and evolution of such systems. The terms self-organizing and
autonomous are often used interchangeably in relation to systems that use
organic principles (self-configuration, self-healing, and so on) in their design and
operation. In the specific case of system on chip (SoC) design, organic principles
are clearly in the solution path for some of the most important challenges in areas
like logic organization, data movement, circuits, and software[47]. In this article,
we start by providing a definition of the concept of self-organization as it applies
to SoCs, explaining what it means and how it may be applied. We then provide a
survey of the various recent papers, journal articles, and books on the subject and
close by pointing out possible future directions, challenges and opportunities for
self-organizing SoCs.

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