Tracker-Node Model for Energy Consumption in Reconfigurable Processing Systems

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In this paper, we present an energy dissipation model for reconfigurable systems in which FPGAs have the property of online reprogramming. The proposed system contains regular nodes and one control node. Each regular node contains both CPU - capable of software processing, and FPGA unit which after being programmed with bitstream serves as the hardware processing parts. Nodes are connected in some structure and the connections form the transport layer. The system is capable of processing tasks in a distributed manner and communication, control and processing parts are taken into consideration in the energy equations. The model has also been used for algorithms that formed the complete system that is used for experimentation.


Distributed computing; Electronic data processing--Distributed processing; FPGA; Reconfigurable processing


Computer and Systems Architecture | Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering


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