Dataset: Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013.

Abstract

Much of the focus on computer hardware is on the speed and performance of the latest processors. In parallel to this development, reconfigurable logic devices (Field ProgrammableGate Arrays - FPGAs) are getting faster and contain a larger amount of configurable logic as well. There is a growing interest in applying the technology for computing rather than only as glue logic between processing elements. This dataset includes data from "Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013". In this project, the latest of such technology was applied for designing high performance computing systems in embedded communication systems. Whereas hardware normally is static at run-time, software processes are being swapped at a high rate. However, in this project, architectures where the hardware configuration is dynamically changed (i.e. context switching) were investigated. Reconfigurable technology could provide the user both increased speed by having the algorithms implemented in custom hardware as well as a very flexible (like software) way of modifying the architecture. Reducing cost and power consumption have also increased importance. By introducing run-time reconfigurable hardware, the size of the physical hardware can be smaller than the reconfigurable logic resources otherwise required. This is since for most applications not all application functions/protocols in a system are active concurrently and by run-time reconfiguration inactive functions do not have to occupy hardware. Another benefit of run-time reconfiguration could be computational speedup.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013.

Identification Number

NSD2140

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Tørresen, Jim Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Tørresen, Jim Department of Informatics, University of Oslo Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2013 Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, UiO

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 191165

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Version

Date: 2015-01-05

Notes

Data from Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo are documented and prepared, first NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013". Data collected by Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2009-07-01 2014-06-30

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2012-01 2013-12

Country

Norway  (NO)

Unit of Analysis

Other

Universe

Module specifications.

Kind of Data

Other

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Department of Informatics, University of Oslo  (Ifi, UiO)

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013" are made available for everyone when ordered (until 31.12.2019).

Extent of Collection

1309 data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013" are made available for everyone when ordered (until 31.12.2019).

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Context Switching Reconfigurable Hardware for Communication Systems, 2013". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO), and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, UiO, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Jim Tørresen, Department of Informatics, UiO, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

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