Proceedings of the First International Workshop on FPGAs for Software Programmers (FSP 2014)

Dirk Koch, Frank Hannig, Daniel Ziener

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The aim of this workshop is to make FPGA and reconfigurable technology accessible to software programmers. Despite their frequently proven power and performance benefits, designing for FPGAs is mostly an engineering discipline carried out by highly trained specialists. With recent progress in high-level synthesis, a first important step towards bringing FPGA technology to potentially millions of software developers was taken. However, to make this happen, there are still important issues to be solved that are in the focus of this workshop.The FSP Workshop aims at bringing researchers and experts from both academia and industry together to discuss and exchange the latest research advances and future trends. This includes high-level compilation and languages, design automation tools that raise the abstraction level when designing for (heterogeneous) FPGAs and reconfigurable systems and standardized target platforms. This will in particular put focus on the requirements of software developers and application engineers. In addition, a distinctive feature of the workshop will be its cross section through all design levels, ranging from programming down to custom hardware. Thus, the workshop is targeting all those who are interested in understanding the big picture and the potential of domain-specific computing and software-driven FPGA development. In addition, the FSP Workshop shall facilitate collaboration of the different domains.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publication
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Workshop on FPGAs for Software Programmers (FSP)
PublisherFrank Hannig, Dirk Koch, and Daniel Ziener


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