Scheduled System Maintenance:
Some services will be unavailable Sunday, March 29th through Monday, March 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

A polymorphous computing fabric

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Wolinski, C. ; Rennes I Univ., France ; Gokhale, M. ; McCave, K.

We propose a polymorphous computing fabric-based system (FBS) well suited to digital signal processing (DSP) and image processing applications. We have implemented our design on a system on a programmable chip (SoPC). The fabric's highly parameterized cellular architecture enables customized synthesis of fabric instances to achieve high performance for different classes of applications. The system's innovative global memory provides a host control processor with random access to all the variables and instructions on the fabric. The fabric supports several computing models including multiple instruction, multiple data (MIMD); single program, multiple data (SPMD); and systolic flow and permits dynamic reconfiguration of communication patterns. To illustrate the capabilities of our approach, we present two fabric instances with implementations of representative applications including a k-means clustering algorithm, a bank of finite impulse response (FIR) filters, an N-tap FIR filter (N is the number of taps of the filter), and a vector-by-matrix multiplication. Each fabric instance holds 52 cells on the Altera Excalibur ARM embedded processor system

Published in:

Micro, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 5 )