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last update in 2002 (and 2015) - but the trailblazing very early achievements reported here have still an impact  2625 citations by Google scholar (by May 26, 2012)  (by May 26, 2012) 1373 citations by Microsoft citation index

    Reiner's presentation at Salvador:
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Reiner's Preface at Salvador:
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Xputer Literature   Keynotes
Weblearn Uni Bremen 1998: Xputer
Bücher des ehemaligen ITpress Verlag
 
 
   
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The term "Xputer" stands for the "Anti-machine" being the counterpart of the von Neumann paradigm since it's using data counters instead of a program counter.

 

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between these terms see http://flowware.net/#table1

              

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Note the amateurish introduction of the Systolic Array. The Xputer results from the generalization of the sytolic array.  When we developped the anti-machine paradigm as the counterpart of the von Neumann computer, we have been looking for a prefix to replace "com" within the word "computer". Not yet having a good idea (do you have one?) we replaced "com" by "x" yielding "xputer". The term "Xputer" does not mean "transputer", which was a von Neumann machine, whereas the Xputer is not - it is an anti-machine.

Why a different computing machine paradigm? It is the massive inefficiency of the von Neumann paradigm. UC Berkeley professor C. V. "RAM" Ramamoorthy coined the term "von Neumann Syndrome" (also see here) when opening the discussion after listening to a keynote speech by Prof. Reiner Hartenstein. Well known about this is "Nathan's Law" saying, that software is a gas which completely fills all available storage space. Also see here and here.


Some Evangelist's Links:

The von Neumann syndrome

The tail is wagging the dog

The Watering Can Model (slide no. 16)

We need a Seismic Shift

Future Computer Systems

Xputer lab achievements

Xputer-related Literature



The Worst Mistake in the History of Computing

How (not) to Invent Something

CS suffers from the Tunnel Vision Syndrome

The biggest mistake in the history of EDA

The Leading Design Language in the 80ies

Multiplier Chip automatically generated from the Math Formula

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Literature

Reiner Hartenstein: Xputers and their relations to H/S Codesign; internal report, Univ. Kaiserslautern, Sep 1994  -  http://www.fpl.uni-kl.de//papers/paper_Xp.pdf    (achievements survey)  

R. W. Hartenstein, M. Riedmuller, K. Schmitt, M. Weber: A Novel ASIC Design Approach Based on a New Machine Paradigm; Special Issue of IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, July 1991  -  http://xputer.de/IEEE_JSSC91.pdf    Microsoft citation index 
 
R. W. Hartenstein, K. Schmidt, H. Reinig, M. Weber: A Novel Compilation Technique for a Machine Paradigm Based on Field-Programmable Logic; Proc. FPL 1991, Oxford, UK - http://xputer.de/Xputer-paper-039.pdf 
 
R.W. Hartenstein, A.G. Hirschbiel, M.Weber: A Novel Paradigm of Parallel Computation and its Use to Implement Simple High Performance Hardware; InfoJapan'90- International Conference memorating the 30th Anniversary of the Computer Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1990 -
http://xputer.de/Xputer_InfoJapan_1990_31ps.pdf 
Microsoft citation index 
 
R. Hartenstein, A. Hirschbiel, K. Schmidt, M. Weber: A Novel Paradigm of Parallel Computation and its Use to Implement Simple High-Performance-HW; Future Generation Computer Systems 7 91/92, p. 181-198, North Holland (invited reprint of Paper 31) - http://xputer.de/Xputer-paper-042.pdf  Microsoft citation index 
 
R.W. Hartenstein, A.G. Hirschbiel, M. Riedmueller, K. Schmidt, M.Weber: A High Performance Machine Paradigm Based on Auto-Sequencing Data Memory; HICSS-24, Hawaii Int. Conference on System Sciences, Koloa Hawaii, 1991 - Second Best Paper Award (Honorable Mention)  - http://xputer.de/Xputer-paper-036.pdf  | http://hartenstein.de/anti-machine/asM-Koloa-1991.pdf
 
R.W. Hartenstein, A.G. Hirschbiel, M. Riedmuller, K. Schmidt, M.Weber: Automatic Synthesis of Cheap Hardware Accelerators for Signal Processing and Image Preprocessing; 12. DAGM-Symposium Mustererkennung, Oberkochen-Aalen, 1990  Best Paper and Best Presentation Award (DM 1000.--) - Speaker: Michael Weber  - http://xputer.de/Xputer-paper-029.pdf 

 
R.W. Hartenstein, A.G. Hirschbiel, M.Weber: The Machine Paradigm of Xputers and its Application to Digital Signal Processing Acceleration; 1990 Int. Conference on Parallel Processing, St. Charles, Illinois , 1990 -
http://xputer.de/Xputer-paper-027.ps  | http://hartenstein.de/anti-machine/Reiner-StCharles1990.pdf   Microsoft citation index  read the conference book

Reiner W. Hartenstein: A decade of reconfigurable computing: a visionary retrospective;
Conference: Design, Automation, and Test in Europe - DATE, 2001   569 citations by google scholar (by May 26, 2012)  Microsoft citation index Microsoft cumulative citation index downloadable

Christophe Bobda: Introduction to Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures; Springer Verlag, 2007 buy Christophe Bobda's book

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