An Applications Approach to Evolvable Hardware

  title={An Applications Approach to Evolvable Hardware},
  author={Reid B. Porter and Kevin McCabe and Neil W. Bergmann},
  booktitle={Evolvable Hardware},
We discuss the use of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) as hardware accelerators in genetic algorithm (GA) applications. The research is particularly focused on image processing optimization problems where fitness evaluation is computationally demanding and poorly suited to micro-processor systems. This research identifies key design principles for FPGA based GA and suggests a novel 2 stage reconfiguration technique. We demonstrate its effectiveness in obtaining significant speed-up; and… CONTINUE READING