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Dynamically Reconfigurable Microprocessing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062350D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bahnsen, RJ DasGupta, S Hancock, JM Kukula, JH Peo, RE Ofek, H [+details]

Abstract

Several activities in the area of design automation (DA) can exploit parallel processing using low cost microprocessors. What is needed is a system that will: exploit parallelism within an architecture for the partitioning of engineering design data and algorithms, and adjust and modify the logical machine configuration to the algorithm being run to optimize performance. This is highly dependent upon the method of processor intercommunication. One of the fundamental problems when using parallel processing is the communication between the processors. Having an interconnection network that matches the problem to be solved or the algorithm to be solved increases efficiency and machine performance.