Hyperreconfigurable architectures

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Hyperreconfigurable architectures
Dynamically reconfigurable architectures or systems are able to reconfigure their function and/or structure to suit the changing needs of a computation during run time. The increasing flexibility of modern dynamically reconfigurable systems improves their adaptability to computational needs but also makes fast reconfiguration difficult because of the large amount of reconfiguration information which has to be transferred. However, even when a computation uses this flexibility it will not use it all the time. Therefore, we propose to make the potential for reconfiguration itself reconfigurable. Such architectures are called hyperreconfigurable. Different models of hyperreconfigurable architectures are proposed in this paper. We also study a fundamental problem that emerges on such architectures, namely, to determine for a given computation when and how the potential for reconfiguration should be changed during run time so that the reconfiguration overhead is minimal. It is shown that t...
Sebastian Lange, Martin Middendorf
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Updated 26 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where FPL
Authors Sebastian Lange, Martin Middendorf
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