Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
almaktabi
User Rank
Rookie
Re: FPGA coprocessing
almaktabi   7/6/2013 4:51:50 AM
NO RATINGS
Here is a link from Microsoft Reseach describing how to do what you want...

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=103616

luting
User Rank
CEO
Interesting idea but not sure will fly
luting   7/3/2013 12:11:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I don't have high confidence on this type of architecture for following reasons:

1. Hard to leverage existing eco system: Compiler, Debug, library, etc

2. Hard to expect SW engineer to write a program leverage such architecture efficienctly

3. With Program SoC from Xilinx and Altera in market, there is not enough market space left for such ideal to grow

bobdvb
User Rank
Manager
FPGA coprocessing
bobdvb   7/3/2013 7:49:45 AM
NO RATINGS
I really want to see hybrid chips like Zynq get somewhere in the market, but the flexibility needs to be more accessible. I would like to see something along the lines of an FPGA JIT, where the OS on the fixed CPU recognises it is doing something difficult and automatically programmes a segment of the FPGA to offload that task. Think back to the transputer concepts of the 80s, well we are now doing this in software with JIT optimisation of code but we should push some of that back down to the hardware. I can foresee a JIT which reprogrammes an FPGA, I just can't make it happen.



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

DIY Practical Joke Project Idea
Max Maxfield
12 comments
I just received a rather interesting email from a member of the EETimes community who prefers to remain anonymous. This message was as follows:

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...