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HLS Enabled Partially Reconfigurable Module Implementation

  • Nicolae Bogdan Grigore
  • Charalampos Kritikakis
  • Dirk Koch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10793)

Abstract

Making full use of the capabilities of the FPGA as an accelerator is difficult for non hardware experts, especially if partial reconfiguration is to be employed. One of the issues that arise is to physically implement modules into bounding boxes of minimum size for improving fragmentation cost and reconfiguration time. In this paper we present a method which automates the modules designing step, fulfilling module resource requirements and architectural FPGA constraints. We present a case study that shows how our automatic module implementation flow can be used to generate run-time reconfigurable bitstreams that are suited for stitching together processing pipelines directly from a Maxeler MaxJ HLS specification. This takes into consideration design alternatives, fragmentation, and routing failure mitigation strategies.

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Acknowledgements

This work is kindly supported by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme with the project ECOSCALE (grant agreement 671632) and with the project Reconfigurable Tera Stream Computing, funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory under grant DSTLX10000092266.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolae Bogdan Grigore
    • 1
  • Charalampos Kritikakis
    • 1
  • Dirk Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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