2008 Volume 5 Issue 10 Pages 366-373
Reconfiguration latency has a significant impact on the system performance in reconfigurable systems. A temporal partitioning approach is introduced for partitioning data flow graphs for a reconfigurable system comprising a partial programmable fine-grained hardware. Residing eligibility inspired from the Universal gravitation law is introduced to depict the eligibility of a node to stay in succeeding configurations (partitions) and to prohibit it from being swapped in/out. Partitioning based on residing eligibility causes fewer nodes with different functionalities to be assigned to subsequent partitions. Thus, reconfiguration overhead time and also unused hardware space decreases due to common parts in consecutive configurations.