Fakhar Anjam

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This paper presents dynamic reconfiguration of a register file of a Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processor implemented on an FPGA. We developed an open-source reconfigurable and parameterizable VLIW processor core based on the VLIW Example (VEX) Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), capable of supporting reconfigurable operations as well. The VEX(More)
—In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a BRAM-based multiported register file with arbitrary number of read and write ports. In order to avoid the conflicts associated with write ports, we present a register renaming technique that is applied between the compiler and the assembler. This technique enables the utilization of a banked-BRAM(More)
—This paper presents an analysis on the impact of simultaneous instruction cache (I-cache) and issue-width recon-figuration for a very long instruction word (VLIW) processor. The issue-width of the processor can be adjusted at run-time to be 2-issue, 4-issue, or 8-issue, and the I-cache can be reconfigured in terms of associativity, cache size, and line(More)
—This paper presents an adaptable softcore chip multiprocessor (CMP). The processor instruction set architecture (ISA) is based on the VEX ISA. The issue-width of the processor can be adjusted at run-time (before an application starts). The processor has eight 2-issue cores that can run independently from each other. If not in use, each core can be taken to(More)
—In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an open-source reconfigurable very long instruction word (VLIW) multiprocessor system. This processor is implemented as a softcore on a field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and its instruction set architecture (ISA) is based on the Lx/ST200 ISA. This multiprocessor design is based on our earlier(More)
—In this paper, we present a very long instruction word (VLIW) softcore processor implemented in an FPGA. The processor instruction set architecture (ISA) is based on the VEX ISA. The issue-width of the processor can be dynamically adjusted. The processor has two 2-issue cores, which can be run independently. If not in use, each core can be taken to a lower(More)
In this paper, we present a run-time task migration scheme for an adjustable/reconfigurable issue-slots very long instruction word (VLIW) multi-core processor. The processor has four 2-issue ρ-VEX VLIW cores that can be merged together to form larger issue-width cores. With a task migration scheme, a code running on a core can be shifted to a larger or a(More)
— The increasing power density found in newer manufacturing technologies dictates that it is no longer possible for the whole chip to operate at full capacity the entire time. Adaptable systems must be devised to dynamically throttle their power consumption while maintaining the high performance expected by users. Furthermore, adapting processing and memory(More)
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