The gannet service-based SoC: a service-level reconfigurable architecture

Vanderbauwhede, W. (2006) The gannet service-based SoC: a service-level reconfigurable architecture. In: First NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS'06), 15-18 June 2006, Istanbul, Turkey. IEEE Computer Society: Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 255-261. ISBN 9780769526140 (doi:10.1109/AHS.2006.72)

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We propose a novel type of dynamically reconfigurable system-on-chip architecture, the Gannet service-based architecture. This novel concept addresses the issue of system-level reconfigurability of heterogeneous multi-core SoCs. The Gannet architecture introduces the "processing core as service" paradigm: the processing cores interface with the system in a similar manner to services on a network. The functionality of the system is defined by specifying the set of services and their interaction patterns. As both the set of services and the interaction patterns can be changed at run time, the system is dynamically reconfigurable at two levels. The service paradigm results in a decoupling of processing and communication, thus facilitating large-scale parallelism and self-managed distributed processing.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vanderbauwhede, Professor Wim
Authors: Vanderbauwhede, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
389341A novel service-based system on a chip architecture using on chip networks with smart packets and dynamically reconfigurable logicWim VanderbauwhedeEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)GR/T03239/01COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE