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An adaptive and scalable multiprocessor system For Xilinx FPGAs using minimal sized processor cores

Klimm, A.; Braun, L.; Becker, J.

Abstract:
In embedded systems, especially in multi-purpose platforms, the need for computational power can vary greatly. This depends mainly on the type of applications running on the platform as well as on limitations such as real-time constraints or the amount of data being processed. These factors can change during lifetime of the system and even during runtime. A highly adaptive computing platform is desirable, providing exactly the computational power and speed needed for any particular task at any particular time using minimal resources. This contribution discusses a highly scalable multiprocessor system composed of minimal sized processor cores. The proposed architecture is intended for computational intensive applications such as on-line routing and placement on FPGAs or applications in the cryptographic domain. While offering a lot of leeway in computational power it uses minimal resources on an FPGA, thus freeing hardware resources for applications running in parallel to the multiprocessor system.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-4244-1693-6
KITopen ID: 1000014333
Erschienen in IPDPS 2008 - IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 14 - 18 April 2008, Miami, Florida, USA
Verlag IEEE, Piscataway (NJ)
Seiten 1 - 7
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