The CRISP (Cutting edge Reconfigurable ICs for
Stream Processing) project researches optimal utilization, efficient
programming and dependability of reconfigurable many-cores for streaming
applications. The project has four central themes: Streaming Applications,
General Stream Processor (GSP), Run-time Mapping and Dependability.
1) Streaming applications range from low-end consumer electronics and
automotive applications to demanding high-end medical and defence
applications. In CRISP, beamforming and satellite navigation are used for
proof of concept.
2) Tomorrow's GSP is to be prototyped in CRISP. The GSP is a dynamically
reconfigurable many-core for streaming applications. It offers flexibility,
high performance, low power, a small footprint and design tools support.
3) Computational resource utilization in a many-core can be dramatically
improved by dynamic hardware/software partitioning at run-time. This also
enables: upgrading, bug fixing and hardware fault diagnosis and repair.
4) Dependability and yield of deep-submicron chips are improved using new
techniques for static and dynamic detection and localization of faults and
(dynamically) circumventing faulty hardware.
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The partners (Recore, Uni. Twente, Atmel, Thales, Tampere Uni. and NXP) in
the small and decisive CRISP consortium complement each other and
collaborated successfully in the past. Due to a clear common vision, a full
description of work is already agreed.
Dissemination and exploitation are principal in the CRISP project. Europe
can benefit quickly from CRISP, as the major project innovations will be
applied directly in commercially available reconfigurable technology.
Streaming applications have very high market potentials and will drive
demand for reconfigurable platform chips. CRISP contributes to European
excellence in streaming applications and presumably increases European
market shares of inexpensive stream processing platforms and allows Europe
to achieve a world leading position.