Applications of Small Scale Reconfigurability to Graphics ProcessorsReport
We explore the application of Small-Scale Reconfigura- bility (SSR) to graphics hardware. SSR is a relatively new architectural technique wherein functionality common to multiple subunits is reused rather than replicated, yielding high-performance reconfigurable hardware with reduced area requirements. We show that SSR can be used ef- fectively in programmable graphics architectures to allow double-precision computation without affecting the perfor- mance of single-precision calculations and to increase frag- ment shader performance with a minimal impact on chip area.
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Kale, Kevin, Jeremy Sheaffer, Vinu Kumar, David Luebke, Greg Humphreys, and Kevin Skadron. "Applications of Small Scale Reconfigurability to Graphics Processors." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (2005).
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science