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FPGAs, as computing devices, offer significant speedup over microprocessors. Furthermore, their configurability offers an advantage over traditional ASICs. However, they do not yet enjoy high-level language programmability, as microprocessors do. This has become the main obstacle for their wider acceptance by application designers. ROCCC is a compiler(More)
Balancing computation with I/O has been considered as a critical factor of the overall performance for embedded systems in general and reconfigurable computing systems in particular. Data I/O often dominates the overall computation performance for window operation, which are frequently used in image processing, image compression, pattern recognition and(More)
Loop unrolling is the main compiler technique that allows reconfigurable architectures achieve large degrees of parallelism. However , loop unrolling increases the area and can potentially have a negative impact on clock cycle time. In most embedded applications, the critical parameter is the throughput. Loop unrolling can therefore have contradictory(More)
Wavefront algorithms, such as the Smith-Waterman algorithm, are commonly used in bioinformatics for exact local and global sequence alignment. These algorithms are highly computa-tionally intensive and are therefore excellent candidates for FPGA-based code acceleration. However, there is no standard form of these algorithms, they are used in a wide variety(More)
Virus detection at the router level is rapidly gaining in importance. Hardware-based implementations have the advantage of speed and hence can support a large throughput. In this paper we describe an FPGA-based implementation of the Bloom filter virus detection code that is compiled from the native C to VHDL and mapped onto a Virtex XC2V8000 FPGA. Our(More)
Reconfigurable computers, where one or more FPGAs are attached to a conventional microprocessor, are promising platforms for code acceleration. Despite their advantages, programmability concerns and the lack of efficient design tools/compilers for FPGAs are preventing the technology's widespread adoption. The traditional compiler technology is(More)
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