Role of Reconfigurable Devices in High Performance Computing System

In modern high-performance embedded system technology, there is a demand of applications with high performance but minimum resource utilization. Due to advancement in technology, developer integrates multiple functionalities into a single chip. Reconfigurable architectures can adapt the behavior of the hardware resources to a specific computation that needs to be performed and also increases its utilization. ASIC are application specific architectures with high performance and limited resource requirement but lacks in flexibility. Reconfigurable computing devices fulfill both needs i.e. flexibility and performance. Advancements in the field of reconfigurable computing hardware and software provide greater design flexibility and reduced cost. In this paper, the authors emphasize on the role of reconfigurable devices in high performance computing.

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications Topic: Hardware Date Added: Mar 2012 Format: PDF

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