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Issue No.04 - October-December (2002 vol.24)
pp: 3-9
ABSTRACT
<p>Gerald Estrin and his group at the University of California at Los Angeles did the earliest work on reconfigurable computer architectures. The early research, described here, provides pointers to work on models and tools for reconfigurable systems design and analysis.</p>
CITATION
Gerald Estrin, "Reconfigurable Computer Origins: The UCLA Fixed-Plus-Variable (F+V) Structure Computer", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.24, no. 4, pp. 3-9, October-December 2002, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2002.1114865
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