Erlangen slot machine: An FPGA-based dynamically reconfigurable computing platform

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Publication Details

Author(s): Angermeier J, Bobda C, Majer M, Teich J
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication year: 2010
Pages range: 51-71
ISBN: 9789048134847


Abstract


Dynamically partially reconfigurable architectures combine high performance and flexibility. They offer a novel possibility to dynamically load and execute hardware modules, previously only known for software modules. In order to realize these promises, the following dilemmas had to be solved: the too often limited memory of reconfigurable architectures for many data-intensive applications, the restricted communication possibilities for partial hardware modules, the unflexible tool flow for partial module design, and the IO-pin dilemma, that the placement of hardware modules, with requirements for input and output signals to the periphery, was predetermined to a single position. These were physical restrictions and technical problems limiting the scope or applicability of dynamically partially reconfigurable architectures. This led us to the development of a new FPGA-based reconfigurable computer called Erlangen Slot Machine, a platform for interdisciplinary research on dynamically reconfigurable systems. It leverages many architectural constraints of existing platforms and allows a user to partially reconfigure hardware modules arranged in so-called slots. The uniqueness of this computer stems from a) a new slot-oriented hardware architecture, b) a set of novel inter-module communication techniques, and c) concepts for dynamic and partial reconfiguration management. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Angermeier, Josef Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)
Teich, Jürgen Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design)


How to cite

APA:
Angermeier, J., Bobda, C., Majer, M., & Teich, J. (2010). Erlangen slot machine: An FPGA-based dynamically reconfigurable computing platform. Springer Netherlands.

MLA:
Angermeier, Josef, et al. Erlangen slot machine: An FPGA-based dynamically reconfigurable computing platform. Springer Netherlands, 2010.

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