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Applications of Small Scale Reconfigurability to Graphics Processors

Kale, Kevin; Sheaffer, Jeremy; Kumar, Vinu; Luebke, David; Humphreys, Greg; Skadron, Kevin
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Author
Kale, Kevin
Sheaffer, Jeremy
Kumar, Vinu
Luebke, David
Humphreys, Greg
Skadron, Kevin
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.
Language
English
Date Received
2012-10-29
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 2005
Published Date
2005
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
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Libra Open Repository

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