Friday, April 01, 2005

Reconfigurable Computing After A Decade

A New Perspective and Challenges for Hardware-Software Co-Design and Development presented by Tirumale K Ramesh, Ph.D.

Northern Virginia Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society

Thursday, April 14, 2005; Held at Oracle Facility, Reston, Virginia, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Over the last decade, the focus of reconfigurable computing has dramatically shifted from academic research into industrial applications and especially in supporting and accelerating high-data stream applications in commercial and military applications. This is due to need changes and the densities available in today’s field-programmable chips. However, there are still hurdles such as not having an easy programming model to facilitate high-level programmers in hardware-software co-design and development for embedded systems. This paper talks generally about the architectural shifts over the last decade, the tools and methodologies challenges for hardware-software co-design and development and the near and long-term future for its growth.

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