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Polymorphic Computing: Definition, Trends, and a New Agent-Based Architecture

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Polymorphic computing is widely seen as next evolutionary step in designing advanced computing architectures. This paper presents a brief history of reconfigurable and polymorphic computing, and highlights the recent trends and challenges. A novel polymorphic architecture featuring programmable memory event triggers and a new concept of control agents is proposed. This architecture can provide dynamic load balancing, distributed control, separated memory and processing fabrics, configurable memory blocks, and task-optimized computation.

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D. Hentrich, E. Oruklu and J. Saniie, "Polymorphic Computing: Definition, Trends, and a New Agent-Based Architecture," Circuits and Systems, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 358-364. doi: 10.4236/cs.2011.24049.

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