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Wednesday, October 12 • 16:30 - 17:20
Reconfigurable Computing Architecture for the Linux Kernel - Vince Bridgers & Yves Vandervennet, Intel

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Reconfigurable Computing promises to provide a rich set of applications by supporting the dynamic management of user defined devices for I/O and compute acceleration. The application space for these types of solutions range from embedded systems up to industry standard servers, and all types of systems in between. Significant progress has been made in areas such as offload frameworks and automatic synthesis of Hardware Descriptor Languages, but attention now needs to be given to how these new and exciting technologies would be integrated into the standard Linux kernel.

This presentation describes a Scalable Reconfigurable Computing Architecture developed from a simple model that comprehends the most common use cases, including I/O and Compute offload, from embedded systems up to data center applications. Use cases such as OpenCL frameworks are described, as well as custom soft devices for I/O acceleration and computation offload. Logic synthesis flows and how they fit into this architecture is described, with specific use cases ranging from embedded system to data center applications.


Yves Vandervennet

Manager, Intel Corporation
Yves Vandervennet is a software engineer with 15+ years of experience in open source embedded software development and engineering management. Yves' current interests are runtime FPGA management, device tree overlays, all in open source.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 16:30 - 17:20 CEST
Hall Berlin D - Ground Level