[HAIFUX LECTURE] Software tools for reconfigurable architectures by Victor Kaplansky

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Mar 17 21:28:03 IST 2012

On Monday, March 19th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by 
Victor Kaplansky:

   Software tools for reconfigurable architectures


Reconfigurable computing allows a lower power consumption to achieve 
higher performance than software, while maintaining a higher level of 
flexibility than hardware. Reconfigurable devices, such as 
field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), contain an array of 
computational elements whose functionality is determined through 
multiple programmable configuration bits. The hardware can be 
re-programmed to implement an entirely different circuit.

The focus of the research project ERA (Embedded Reconfigurable 
Architectures) is to investigate and propose new methodologies in both 
tools and hardware design to break through the walls of rising pressure 
in the demand for performance at the lowest possible power budget, and 
help design the next-generation embedded systems platforms.

In the talk we discuss the proposed strategy to utilize adaptive 
hardware to provide the highest possible performance with limited power 
budgets. The envisioned adaptive platform employs a structured design 
approach that allows integration of varying computing elements, 
networking elements, and memory elements. For computing elements, ERA 
utilizes a mixture of commercially available off-the-shelf processor 
cores, industry-owned IP cores, and application-specific cores. These 
are dynamically adapted regarding their composition, organization, and 
even instruction-set architectures, to provide the best possible 
performance/power trade-offs.

We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

Future lectures:

02/04/12 Automatic parallelization in GCC: Razya Ladelsky


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