HLS Tools for FPGA : faster development with better performances

Alexandre Cornu 1 Steven Derrien 2 Dominique Lavenier 1
1 SYMBIOSE - Biological systems and models, bioinformatics and sequences
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
2 CAIRN - Energy Efficient Computing ArchItectures with Embedded Reconfigurable Resources
Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D3 - ARCHITECTURE
Abstract : Designing FPGA-based accelerators is a difficult and time-consuming task which can be softened by the emergence of new generations of High Level Synthesis Tools. This paper describes how the Impulse-C C-to-hardware compiler tool has been used to develop efficient hardware for a known genomic sequence alignment algorithms and reports HLL designs performance outperforming traditional hand written optimized HDL implementations.
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Alexandre Cornu, Steven Derrien, Dominique Lavenier. HLS Tools for FPGA : faster development with better performances. Proceeding of the 7th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, Feb 2011, Belfast, United Kingdom. pp.67-78. ⟨hal-00637830⟩

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