John R. Hauser
Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing
Abstract: Typical reconfigurable machines exhibit shortcomings that make them less than ideal for general-purpose computing. The Garp Architecture combines reconfigurable hardware with a standard MIPS processor on the same die to retain the better features of both. Novel aspects of the architecture are presented, as well as a prototype software environment and preliminary performance results. Compared to an UltraSPARC, a Garp of similar technology could achieve speedups ranging from a factor of 2 to as high as a factor of 24 for some useful applications.
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Updates to the Garp architecture and to the performance results can be found in my dissertation:
Augmenting a Microprocessor with Reconfigurable Hardware.
John Reid Hauser.
Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley (Fall 2000).