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A Decade of Reconfigurable Computing
-- A Visionary Retrospective
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DATE 2001, session 9A, room 02, Friday, March 16, 11.00 a.m.

(paper 111)   14.02.01

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Table of Contents

A Decade of Reconfigurable Computing
A Decade of Research in RC
Introduction
RAs are heading for Mainstream 
The History of Paradigm Shifts
The Impact of Makimoto’s Paradigm Shifts
Coarse Grain Architectures
Why Coarse Grain instead of FPGA ?
It’s a Paradigm Shift !
Crossbar-based Architectures
M.I.T.
MATRIX Interconnect Fabrics
CHESS Array with embedded RAM (hp)
More Research Projects (1996 - 2000)
Commercial RAs 
Universal RAs are not feasible
KressArray Family generic Fabrics: a few examples
SNN filter KressArray Mapping Example
Programming Coarse Grain RAs
Super Pipe Networks
FPGA-Style Mapping for coarse grain reconfigurable arrays
KressArray DPSS
Xplorer Plot: SNN Filter Example
Novel Compilation Techniques
Changing Models of Computation
Co-Compilation
History of Loop Transformations
Loop Transformation Examples
Jürgen Becker’s Co-DE-X Co-Compiler
Future Coarse Grain RA Development 
Fundamental Issues
Dimensions of Reconfigurability
Configuration Architectures
Computer: the wrong Machine Paradigm
Machine Paradigms
Similar Programming Language Paradigms
JPEG zigzag scan pattern
Conclusions
How’s next Wave ?
Next EDA Industry Revolution
Panel on the 2nd Design Crisis: proposing a solution
However, current CS Education ….
Hardware and Software are Alternatives
Hardware and Software are Alternatives (2)
Hardware and Software are Alternatives (3)
toward a Dichotomy of Computing Science
A Decade of Research in Reconfigurable Computing
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Title: 
A Decade of Reconfigurable Computing 
-- a Visionary Retrospective

Authors: 
Reiner Hartenstein (speaker), 
Thomas Hoffmann, 
Ulrich Nageldinger*

*) now with Infineon Technologies

Email of Speaker: 
reiner@hartenstein.de

Home Page of Speaker: 
http://xputer.de

Speaker's personal Page:
http://www.fpl.uni-kl.de/staff/hartenstein.htm

Prepared for the Conference: 
DATE 2001, Munich, Germany, 
March 13 - 16, 2001

Home Page of Conference: http://www.date-conference.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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