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Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2004. International Conference on (2004)
Dresden, Germany
Sept. 7, 2004 to Sept. 10, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2080-4
pp: 376-379
Ulrich R?ckert , University of Paderborn, Germany
Bj?rn Griese , University of Paderborn, Germany
Mario Porrmann , University of Paderborn, Germany
Erik Vonnahme , University of Paderborn, Germany
ABSTRACT
The programmable resources of reconfigurable computing architectures are commonly used to support application specific processing. Dynamic reconfiguration enables hardware adaptation even during run-time. This paper concentrates on extending the application of dynamically reconfigurable logic to the area of network interface logic. The benefits and consequences of implementing even low-level networking functions in programmable hardware over fixed realizations are explained, and the possibilities arising from reconfigurable network interfaces are shown. Concerning reconfiguration of the network interface subsystem at run-time, maintaining connections, preventing packet loss, and guaranteeing response times during reconfiguration is crucial. Methods for dynamically replacing network interface hardware are described, and the current prototype is shown.
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Ulrich R?ckert, Bj?rn Griese, Mario Porrmann, Erik Vonnahme, "Dynamic Reconfiguration of Real-Time Network Interfaces", Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2004. International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 376-379, 2004, doi:10.1109/PCEE.2004.29
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