Embedded Computer Architecture and Automation
© Copyright 2001 IEEE
Reprinted from Computer, Vol. 34, No. 4 (April 2001)*
by B. Ramakrishna Rau (deceased, 2002) and Michael S. Schlansker,
The distinct requirements of embedded computing, coupled with emerging
technologies, will stimulate system and processor specialization,
customization, and computer architecture automation.
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About the Authors:
B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau (deceased, 2002) was an HP Fellow
and the manager of the Compiler and Architecture Research (CAR)
group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. He was a pioneer in the field
of VLIW computing, having been active in this area since its inception
in 1980. Many of the central architectural and compiler ideas in
the VLIW and EPIC style of computing were conceived of and developed
Michael S. (Mike) Schlansker is a principal architect in
HP Labs' Internet and Computing Platforms Technologies Center, investigating
the use of reconfigurable computer architectures to support embedded
Schlansker, who joined HP in 1990 to work on the development of
next-generation VLIW architectures and VLIW compilers, was a leader
of research on EPIC and a principal architect of PA-Wide Word. His
work resulted in the definition of EPIC architectures that are the
foundation for the HP/Intel IA-64.
More recently, Schlansker participated in the design of PICO (Program
In Chip Out). PICO generates custom systolic and VLIW processors
for specific applications.
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