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A method and system for computing using reconfigurable computer architecture utilizing logic devices is disclosed. The computing may be accomplished by configuring a first programmable logic unit as a system controller. The system controller directs the implementation of an algorithm in a second one of the programmable logic units concurrently with reconfirguring a third one of the programmable logic units. In another aspect, the computing system may include a pair of independent, bi-directional busses each of which is arranged to electrically interconnect the system controller and the plurality of programmable logic devices. With this arrangement, a first bus may be used to reconfigure a selected one of the programmable logic devices as directed by the system controller while the second bus is used by an operational one of the programmable logic devices.

Title
Reconfigurable computer architecture using programmable logic devices
Application Number
8/911958
Publication Number
6085317
Application Date
August 15, 1997
Publication Date
July 4, 2000
Inventor
Stephen J Smith
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
Assignee
Altera Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/445
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