MORP: Makespan Optimization for Processors with an Embedded Reconfigurable Fabric
Processors with an embedded runtime reconfigurable fabric have been explored in academia and industry started production of commercial platforms (e.g. Xilinx Zynq-7000). While providing significant performance and efficiency, the comparatively long reconfiguration time limits these advantages when applications request reconfigurations frequently. In multi-tasking systems frequent task switches lead to frequent reconfigurations and thus are a major hurdle for further performance increases. Sophisticated task scheduling is a very effective means to reduce the negative impact of these reconfiguration requests.