Exploring the performance of partially reconfigurable point-to-point interconnects

  title={Exploring the performance of partially reconfigurable point-to-point interconnects},
  author={El Mehdi Abdali and Maxime Pelcat and François Berry and Jean-Philippe Diguet and Francesca Palumbo},
  journal={2017 12th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Communication-centric Systems-on-Chip (ReCoSoC)},
An ever larger share of FPGAs are supporting Dynamic and Partial Reconfiguration (DPR). A reconfigurable point-to-point interconnect (ρ-P2P) is a communication mechanism based on DPR that swaps between different precomputed configurations stored in partial bitstreams. ρ-Point-to-Point (P2P) is intended as a lightweight interconnect that suits the reconfigurable systems where a limited number of configurations are desirable. This paper assesses the pros and cons of ρ-P2P in terms of resource and… CONTINUE READING