4. Reviewing the DATAFLOW Optimization - 2023.1 English

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In the earlier steps, you found different ways to optimize the DCT algortithm so that you could achieve an II=1 with the pipelined loops. In this step, you use the DATAFLOW directive to enable task-level parallelism for functions or loops. For more information, refer to set_directive_dataflow in the Vitis HLS flow of the Vitis Unified Software Platform documentation (UG1416).

The DATAFLOW optimization tries to create task-level parallelism between the various functions in the code, on top of the loop-level parallelism where possible.