Patent Number: 7,788,465

Title: Processing system including a reconfigurable channel infrastructure comprising a control chain with combination elements for each processing element and a programmable switch between each pair of neighboring processing elements for efficient clustering of processing elements

Abstract: A processing system according to the invention comprises a plurality of processing elements (PE1, . . . , PE7). The processing elements comprise a controller and computation means. The plurality of processing elements is dynamically reconfigurable as mutually independently operating task units (TU1, TU2, TU3), which task units comprise one processing element (PE7) or a cluster of two or more processing elements (PE3, PE4, PE5, PE6). The processing elements within a cluster are arranged to execute instructions under a common thread of program control. In this way the processing system is capable of using the same sub-set of data-path elements to exploit instruction level parallelism or task level parallelism or a combination thereof, dependent on the application.

Inventors: Pires Dos Reis Moreira; Orlando Miguel (Eindhoven, NL), Augusteijn; Alexander (Eindhoven, NL), De Oliveira Kastrup Pereira; Bernardo (Eindhoven, NL), Yedema; Wim Feike Dominicus (Eindhoven, NL), Hoogendijk; Paul Ferenc (Eindhoven, NL), Mallon; Willem Charles (Eindhoven, NL)

Assignee: Silicon Hive B.V.

International Classification: G06F 15/80 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018