University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Designing reconfigurable computing systems is a challenging task; especially forecasting the benefits from using reconfigurable architectures at design time is hard. As a solution, the authors present a simulation - based framework for performance evaluation of partitioned reconfigurable computing systems. With this framework, the designer is enabled to assess the impact of different scheduling and reconfiguration strategies at a high level of abstraction with marginal simulation overhead and minimal source code modifications. They will show the benefits of their approach by comparing their performance simulation to a pure functional simulation.