Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Subject Area(s)

Computer Science and Engineering

Abstract

This paper presents a novel reconfigurable data flow processing architecture that promises high performance by explicitly targeting both fine- and course-grained parallelism. This architecture is based on multiple FPGAs organized in a scalable direct network that is substantially more interconnect-efficient than currently used crossbar technology. In addition, we discuss several ancillary issues and propose solutions required to support this architecture and achieve maximal performance for general-purpose applications; these include supporting IP, mapping techniques, and routing policies that enable greater flexibility for architectural evolution and code portability.

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