Attempt-1: A reconfigurable multiprocessor testbed

Keisuke Inoue, Tohru Kisuki, Michitaka Okuno, Etsuko Shimizu, Takuya Terasawa, Hideharu Amano

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The future advanced technologies of devices will enable to implement some number of processors into a single chip. We call such a chip the multiprocessor-chip. In such a multiprocessor-chip, architectural trade-off is completely different from current bus connected multiprocessors. In order to emulate such future multiprocessors, a reconfigurable testbed multiprocessor ATTEMPT-1 is proposed. By using programmable devices (CPLDs and FPGAs) in the core of the system, various parameters of the cache and bus system are selectable. Since the each core of controller is described in the HDL (Hardware Description Language) and implemented on CPLD, cache protocols and bus protocols can be changed just by rewriting description on the state transitions. By using high speed FPGAs in the data path, enough high speed (25MHz clock) is kept in spite of its flexibilty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField-Programmable Logic
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Applications, New Paradigms and Compilers - 6th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1996, Proceedings
EditorsReiner W. Hartenstein, Manfred Glesner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540617303
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event6th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1996 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 1996 Sept 231996 Sept 25

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Workshop on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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