Applying Single Processor Algorithms to Schedule Tasks on Reconfigurable Devices Respecting Reconfiguration Times

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Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In the single machine environment, several scheduling algorithms exist that allow quantifying schedules with respect to feasibility, optimality, etc. In contrast, reconfigurable devices execute tasks in parallel, which intentionally collides with the single machine principle and seems to require new methods and evaluation strategies for scheduling. However, the reconfiguration phases of adaptable architectures usually take place sequentially. Run-time adaptation is realized using an exclusive port, which is occupied for some reasonable time during reconfiguration. Thus, the authors can find an analogy to the single machine environment.
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