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Spatiotemporal partitioning of computational structures onto configurable computing machines
Author(s): Rhett D. Hudson; David I. Lehn; Jason Hess; James D. Atwell; David Moye; Ken Shiring; Peter M. Athanas
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Paper Abstract

A complete computing system supports a design path from problem description to implementation. The term configurable computing refers to complete computing systems that support the development of applications for configurable computing machines. Configurable computing systems generally include a microprocessor-based host, a configurable processing array and the tools necessary for capturing the problem and mapping it into software for the host and configurations for the hardware. This work proposes a framework for a set of platform independent configurable computing tools. The proposed tools temporally partition large designs, described in a textual language, into stages that can be mapped onto the computing array. The temporal partitions are spatially partitioned to support multiple FPGA arrays. These results are then given to platform specific backends that convert the tool's description of the design into functional FPGA configurations, hardware controllers and host-based control code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3526, Configurable Computing: Technology and Applications, (8 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327019
Show Author Affiliations
Rhett D. Hudson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
David I. Lehn, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Jason Hess, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
James D. Atwell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
David Moye, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Ken Shiring, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Peter M. Athanas, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3526:
Configurable Computing: Technology and Applications
John Schewel, Editor(s)

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