Chapter 7

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Chapter 7

More exotic processor approaches

Processor-in-memory

Experiences with Sun's SPARCStation 5

PIM or intelligent RAM (IRAM) - Advantages

IRAM challenges

Sun PIM processor

Proposal: Vector IRAM

Berkeley V-IRAM

The active page model

Reconfigurable computing - Motivation

Concepts of reconfigurable computing

Configurability of FPGAs

Reconfigurability

Commodity reconfigurable computer

Varieties

Limitations of FPGAs if viewed as reconfigurable computing devices

Reconfigurable computing projects - Examples

The MorphoSys system

MorphoSys system M1

Raw processors

Raw processor

Potential one-billion transistor configuration

Software support

Conclusions on Raw

Asynchronous processors

Synchronous (a) vs. asynchronous (b) Pipeline

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Author: Jurij Silc

Email: Jurij.Silc@ijs.si

Home Page: http://www-csd.ijs.si/silc

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