Performance evaluation of WASMII: A data driven computer on a virtual hardware

Xiao Ping Ling, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

The virtual hardware has proposed to realize a large digital circuit with a small real hardware by using an extented Field Programmable Gate Array(FPGA). Several configuration RAM modules are provided inside the FPGA chip, and the configuration of the gate array can be rapidly changed by replacing the active module. Configuration data is transferred to an unused configuration RAM module from an off-chip backup RAM. A novel computation mechanism(WASMII), which executes a target dataflow graph directly, is proposed based on the virtual hardware. A WASMII chip consists of the expended FPGA on virtual hardware and the additional mechanism to replace configuration RAM modules in the data driven manner. Configuration data is preloaded by the order which is assigned in advance with a static scheduling. By connecting a number of WASMII chips, a highly parallel system can be easily constructed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPARLE 1993 - Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe - 5th International PARLE Conference, Proceedings
EditorsArndt Bode , Mike Reeve , Gottfried Wolf
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages610-621
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540568919
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Event5th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, PARLE 1993 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 1993 Jun 141993 Jun 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume694 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, PARLE 1993
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period93/6/1493/6/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ling, X. P., & Amano, H. (1993). Performance evaluation of WASMII: A data driven computer on a virtual hardware. In A. Bode , M. Reeve , & G. Wolf (Eds.), PARLE 1993 - Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe - 5th International PARLE Conference, Proceedings (pp. 610-621). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 694 LNCS). Springer Verlag.