High-Speed, Fixed-Function, Computer Accelerator
Inventors: Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Anthony Nowatzki, Vinay Gangadhar
A hardware accelerator for computers combines a stand-alone, high-speed, fixed program dataflow functional element with a stream processor, the latter of which may autonomously access memory in predefined access patterns after receiving simple stream instructions and provide them to the dataflow functional element. The result is a compact, high-speed processor that may exploit fixed program dataflow functional elements.
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