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Efficient embedded computing (2010) [pdf] (stanford.edu)
53 points by luu 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



TL;DR: A distributed "nano-processor" [1] architecture with a bunch of neat tricks to allow the "nano-processors" to coordinate with the help of a master processor.

It looks like it could have potential if they come up with a sensible paradigm to progam it. Unfornately it looks like they're trying to shoehorn C into an architecture that's wildly different than C's original target. [2]

I don't really see this taking significant market share from FPGAs/ARM in its current state.

[1]: they use the term ensemble but that is unintuitive

[2]: http://cva.stanford.edu/projects/elm/compiler.htm


I look forward to reading this. A system that can really do better than FPGAs and ASICs at compromising between speed and programmability is a multi-million dollar breakthrough.


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