Re: COMP: Moore's Law

dwayne (
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 17:40:37 +1000

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Mapping an algorithm into reecofigurable hardware is *faster* than
> doing it all-purpose hardware, unless you can have a silicon
> foundry within your computer which can churn out new dedicated
> ASICs at a MHz rate. With reconfigurable architectures, you swap
> out virtual circuitry, not code. In fact reconfigurable hardware
> allows the creation of very dynamic, hyperactive machines
> with unified data/code, the most efficient things theoretically
> possible. These things are very new, so even academia doesn't
> quite know how to tackle them yet. You certainly can't go Darwin
> in machina (the next thing after OOP) without them.

I came upon this paper a couple of years ago while looking over

it's pretty impressive.



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