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Bio and History of E.I.S.
Reiner W. Hartenstein
University of Kaiserslautern


Contents of this page Links
CV of Reiner Hartenstein

History of the E.I.S. Project

Bio incl. E.I.S. | detailed bio | short bio
Technical Presentations
Talks cumulative
Recent papers and talks
Papers and Books, categorized
Papers cumulative | books
Theses directed
Version with Alumni Prof links
Theses directed: with alumni links
Advisory Activities
Serving Conferences and Journals
Serving Professional Organizations

History of KARL | KARL users
History of E.I.S.

CV of Reiner Hartenstein


Dr.-Ing. Reiner W. Hartenstein currently is professor of
Computer Science and Engineering at Kaiserslautern
University. He received all his academic degrees from
the EE Department at Karlsruhe University, where he later
became Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Before joining Kaiserslautern he has worked in character
recognition, image processing, digital and hybrid circuits and
systems, computer architecture, microprogramming, and
high level hardware description languages.

At Kaiserslautern he worked on computer structures,
high level hardware description languages and on
VLSI design methods and tools. Since about ten years
Prof. Hartenstein and his group also works on reconfigurable
computing and related compilation techniques. Supported by
various funding agencies the achievements of his group are:

the definition and implementation of
 
  • the successful hardware design language KARL
  • its graphical companion language ABL
  • the Xputer machine paradigm (data-driven procedural operation principles: counterpart of control-procedural "von Neumann" paradigm*),
  • the reconfigurable KressArray family (reconfigurable generalization of the systolic array),
  • co-compilation for configware/software co-design,
  • and other achievements

Prof. Hartenstein, Senior Member of the IEEE and FPL fellow,
organized numerous international workshops and
conferences as a
 


Prof. Hartenstein is founder or co-founder of
 


Many times Prof. Hartenstein has been invited to international
conferences as an invited speaker, keynote speaker, embedded
tutorial speaker, and as a panelist. He has authored, co-authored
or co-edited 14 books and more than 350 papers.
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*) no dataflow machine, but deterministic (whereas the dataflow
    machine is arbitration-driven, i. e. indeterministic)



 

History of the E.I.S. Project

E.I.S. (Entwurf Intergierter Schaltungen) has been the name of the German Mead & Conway style multi university VLSI design project including a multiproject chip organization. The E.I.S. project has been funded by the German Minister of Research and Technology (BMFT) from 1983 thru 1989. E.I.S. has been the forerunner of the EUROCHIP organisation funded later by the Commission of the European Union.


More interesting E.I.S. history: see here (in English) or here (in German).



 



[1]  Michael Hiltzik: Dealers of Lightning - Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age; HarperCollins, New York, 1999


 
 
Contents of this page Links
CV of Reiner Hartenstein

History of the E.I.S. Project

Bio incl E.I.S. | detailed bio | short bio
Technical Presentations
Talks cumulative
Recent papers and talks
Papers and Books, categorized
Papers cumulative | books
Theses directed
Version with Alumni Prof links
Theses directed: with alumni links
Advisory Activities
Serving Conferences and Journals
Serving Professional Organizations

History of KARL | KARL users
History of E.I.S.

 
University of Kaiserslautern
Dept. of Computer Science
Tel: ++49/0 631 205 2606
Fax: ++49/0 631 205 2640
Email: hartenst@rhrk.uni-kl.de
http://www.fpl.uni-kl.de