About: Reconfigurable computing is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 7854 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 126057 citation(s).
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TL;DR: The hardware aspects of reconfigurable computing machines, from single chip architectures to multi-chip systems, including internal structures and external coupling are explored, and the software that targets these machines is focused on.
Abstract: Due to its potential to greatly accelerate a wide variety of applications, reconfigurable computing has become a subject of a great deal of research. Its key feature is the ability to perform computations in hardware to increase performance, while retaining much of the flexibility of a software solution. In this survey, we explore the hardware aspects of reconfigurable computing machines, from single chip architectures to multi-chip systems, including internal structures and external coupling. We also focus on the software that targets these machines, such as compilation tools that map high-level algorithms directly to the reconfigurable substrate. Finally, we consider the issues involved in run-time reconfigurable systems, which reuse the configurable hardware during program execution.
31 Mar 1999
TL;DR: From the Publisher: Architecture and CAD for Deep-Submicron FPGAs addresses several key issues in the design of high-performance FPGA architectures and CAD tools, with particular emphasis on issues that are important for FPG as implemented in deep-submicron processes.
Abstract: From the Publisher: Architecture and CAD for Deep-Submicron FPGAs addresses several key issues in the design of high-performance FPGA architectures and CAD tools, with particular emphasis on issues that are important for FPGAs implemented in deep-submicron processes. Three factors combine to determine the performance of an FPGA: the quality of the CAD tools used to map circuits into the FPGA, the quality of the FPGA architecture, and the electrical (i.e. transistor-level) design of the FPGA. Architecture and CAD for Deep-Submicron FPGAs examines all three of these issues in concert.
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TL;DR: Novel aspects of the Garp Architecture are presented, as well as a prototype software environment and preliminary performance results, which suggest that a Garp of similar technology could achieve speedups ranging from a factor of 2 to as high as a factors of 24 for some useful applications.
Abstract: Typical reconfigurable machines exhibit shortcomings that make them less than ideal for general-purpose computing. The Garp Architecture combines reconfigurable hardware with a standard MIPS processor on the same die to retain the better features of both. Novel aspects of the architecture are presented, as well as a prototype software environment and preliminary performance results. Compared to an UltraSPARC, a Garp of similar technology could achieve speedups ranging from a factor of 2 to as high as a factor of 24 for some useful applications.
TL;DR: The MorphoSys architecture is described, including the reconfigurable processor array, the control processor, and data and configuration memories, and the suitability of MorphoSy for the target application domain is illustrated with examples such as video compression, data encryption and target recognition.
Abstract: This paper introduces MorphoSys, a reconfigurable computing system developed to investigate the effectiveness of combining reconfigurable hardware with general-purpose processors for word-level, computation-intensive applications. MorphoSys is a coarse-grain, integrated, and reconfigurable system-on-chip, targeted at high-throughput and data-parallel applications. It is comprised of a reconfigurable array of processing cells, a modified RISC processor core, and an efficient memory interface unit. This paper describes the MorphoSys architecture, including the reconfigurable processor array, the control processor, and data and configuration memories. The suitability of MorphoSys for the target application domain is then illustrated with examples such as video compression, data encryption and target recognition. Performance evaluation of these applications indicates improvements of up to an order of magnitude (or more) on MorphoSys, in comparison with other systems.
TL;DR: The authors deployed the reconfigurable fabric in a bed of 1,632 servers and FPGAs in a production datacenter and successfully used it to accelerate the ranking portion of the Bing Web search engine by nearly a factor of two.
Abstract: Datacenter workloads demand high computational capabilities, flexibility, power efficiency, and low cost It is challenging to improve all of these factors simultaneously To advance datacenter capabilities beyond what commodity server designs can provide, we designed and built a composable, reconfigurable hardware fabric based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) Each server in the fabric contains one FPGA, and all FPGAs within a 48-server rack are interconnected over a low-latency, high-bandwidth networkWe describe a medium-scale deployment of this fabric on a bed of 1632 servers, and measure its effectiveness in accelerating the ranking component of the Bing web search engine We describe the requirements and architecture of the system, detail the critical engineering challenges and solutions needed to make the system robust in the presence of failures, and measure the performance, power, and resilience of the system Under high load, the large-scale reconfigurable fabric improves the ranking throughput of each server by 95% at a desirable latency distribution or reduces tail latency by 29% at a fixed throughput In other words, the reconfigurable fabric enables the same throughput using only half the number of servers