Processor reconfiguration through instruction-set metamorphosis

Peter M. Athanas and Harvey F. Silverman
  • Published: IEEE Computer Magazine, 1993
  • DOI: 10.1109/2.204677
  • Citations in Google Scholar: 519

Nominated by: Andre DeHon (editor)

This article describes PRISM, pioneering work showing that an FPGA could be used as an attached co-processor supporting application-customized instructions to accelerate applications. The PRISM work included a compiler to automatically identify and extract functions for acceleration on the FPGA.

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