Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Accelerating numerical applications using ESL methodologies
Author: Li, Yibin
ISNI:       0000 0004 2685 1911
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2008
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This thesis is about exploring the suitability of ESL methodology for numerical applications. Numerical computing is the foundation of digital signal processing and many science computing. These applications all have high demand for processing speed and precision. On the EDA side, ESL increasingly draws designer's attention in recent years. Therefore, addressing the demand of numerical application with ESL methodology becomes the motivation of this thesis. Three cases presented in this thesis are TLM, FFT and Smith-Waterman. In the first case, the thesis details the development of programmable and hard-wired TLM computing solutions from methodology to post synthesis result. The comparisons of these two solutions are also presented. Motivated by the outcomes of this comparison, it was determined to investigate the suitability of ESL further. Subsequently, other two cases (FFT and Smith-Waterman) are presented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available