The Microprocessor is a Methusala. After several technology generations it is no longer general purpose. Its performance often is too weak to run its own display. Even in a PC application - specific silicon occupies much more silicon area than the microprocessor itself: the tail wagging the dog! At extremely high cost a lot of specific accelerator ICs have to be
designed and fabricated.
Structurally programmable circuits offer a way out: providing new designs is replaced by reconfiguration within milliseconds. Computing with temporary customized hardware becomes feasible.
The purpose of this discussion group is to bring together people which are concerned with this area of reconfigurable computing. This group shall not replace the FPGA related news-group which is more concerned with the FPGA hardware technology and hardware design software. Main  topic of the RCFC group is computing with reconfigurable devices and appropriate compiler techniques.

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