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Reconfigurable, Application-Specific Computer Accelerator
WARF: P170142US01

Inventors: Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Anthony Nowatzki, Vinay Gangadhar

The Invention
A reconfigurable hardware accelerator for computers combines a high-speed dataflow processor, having programmable functional units rapidly reconfigured in a network of programmable switches, with a stream processor that may autonomously access memory in predefined access patterns after receiving simple stream instructions. The result is a compact, high-speed processor that may exploit parallelism associated with many application-specific programs susceptible to acceleration.
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