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  3. Efficient deployment of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) on edge devices (i.e., FPGAs and mobile platforms) is very challenging, especially under a recent witness of the increasing DNN model size and complexity. Model compression strategies, including weight quantization and pruning, are widely recognized as effective approaches to significantly reduce computation and memory intensities, and have been implemented in many DNNs on edge devices. However, most state-of-the-art works focus on ad-hoc optimizations, and there lacks a thorough study to comprehensively reveal the potentials and constraints of different edge devices when considering different compression strategies. In this paper, we qualitatively and quantitatively compare the energy efficiency of FPGA-based and mobile-based DNN executions using mobile GPU and provide a detailed analysis. Based on the observations obtained from the analysis, we propose a unified optimization framework using block-based pruning to reduce the weight storage and accelerate the inference speed on mobile devices and FPGAs, achieving high hardware performance and energy-efficiency gain while maintaining accuracy. 
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  4. This work targets the commonly used FPGA (field-programmable gate array) devices as the hardware platform for DNN edge computing. We focus on DNN quantization as the main model compression technique. The novelty of this work is: We use a quantization method that supports multiple precisions along the intra-layer dimension, while the existing quantization methods apply multi-precision quantization along the inter-layer dimension. The intra-layer multi-precision method can uniform the hardware configurations for different layers to reduce computation overhead and at the same time preserve the model accuracy as the inter-layer approach. Our proposed ILMPQ DNN quantization framework achieves 70.73% Top1 accuracy in ResNet-18 on the ImageNet dataset. We also validate the proposed MSP framework on two FPGA devices i.e., Xilinx XC7Z020 and XC7Z045. We achieve 3.65× speedup in end-to-end inference time on the ImageNet, comparing with the fixed-point quantization method. 
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