Applications of Small Scale Reconfigurability to Graphics Processors

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Authors:Kale, Kevin, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Sheaffer, Jeremy, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Kumar, Vinu, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Luebke, David, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Humphreys, Greg, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Skadron, Kevin, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

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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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

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).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
2005