Run-time support for dynamically reconfigurable computing systems

Martyn Edwards, Peter Green
2003 Journal of systems architecture  
Reconfigurable computing is becoming an integral part of emerging scientific research since last few decades. The main theme beyond this new technology is to integrate the performance benefits of application specific integrated circuits with the hardware flexibility of programmable processors in a single chip. The reconfigurable computing devices like field programmable gate arrays have already been playing a vital role in the enhancement of the existing technology but still reconfigurable
more » ... ting is suffering from many technological drawbacks including the huge configuration overheads of existing reconfigurable devices, the lack of supporting high level software tools, the support of immature compilation tools and even the lack of supporting operating systems for the existing optimally reconfigurable devices. This research paper introduces the reconfigurable computing from its hardware and software perspectives being existent and further demanded for future work and emerging research dimensions in this area. Many factors have been pointed out for further improvements so that the under laying technology can be rapidly boosted up so that to support the requirements of the emerging scientific applications.
doi:10.1016/s1383-7621(03)00068-7 fatcat:weqgn7zw6ndcpggtkwcfcgtj44