Reconfigurable Supercomputing: the Progress, the Challenges and the Potential
Friday, February 9, 2007, 15:30pm - Friday, February 9, 2007, 14:30pm
In this talk, we characterize the advances in this field through our own first hand experience with a wide array of high-performance reconfigurable computers and high-level programming paradigms for reconfigurable hardware. Architectural issues at the chip, node and system scalability level are identified using a range of applications from Cryptography, remote sensing, and bioinformatics workloads developed by our groups. Programming models issues are also examined. Finally, the benefits, potential as well as the challenges for this direction will be evaluated.