Date Added: Nov 2011
Dynamically adaptable computing systems are promising research area at developing systems which can adapt to changes in their environment while executing. The premisses for such systems are reconfigurable computing systems which allow the system hardware to be changed periodically in order to execute different applications on the same hardware. Partial reconfiguration is the prerequisite of reconfigurable computing, as it allows time-sharing of physical resources for the execution of multiple design modules. Moreover, partial reconfigurable modules can be swapped in or out on the fly from the operating environment control while other modules in the base design continue functioning without incurring any system downtime.