The promise of high-performance reconfigurable computing

Tarek El-Ghazawi, Esam El-Araby, Miaoqing Huang, Kris Gaj, Volodymyr Kindratenko, Duncan Buell

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Several high-performance computers now use field-programmable gate arrays as reconfigurable coprocessors. The authors describe the two major contemporary HPRC architectures and explore the pros and cons of each using representative applications from remote sensing, molecular dynamics, bioinformatics, and cryptanalysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008


  • Field-programmable gate arrays
  • HPRC systems
  • High-performance computing
  • Reconfigurable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    El-Ghazawi, T., El-Araby, E., Huang, M., Gaj, K., Kindratenko, V., & Buell, D. (2008). The promise of high-performance reconfigurable computing. Computer, 41(2), 69-76.