FPGA VAX update
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Oct 25 20:08:43 CDT 2005
Eric J Korpela wrote:
I haven't played with FPGAs in a few years, so my info may be out of date,
but the routing software I used didn't have much to do with sorting. IIRC it
>used a simulated annealing/maximum entropy method. I would guess todays
>stuff uses a genetic algorithm in hopes of being a bit more efficient. It's
>easy enough to write IFF you have a good understanding of the chip
>internals. It's easy to run if you've got CPU[s] to burn.
>Xilinx used to have software that would run under Solaris...
They could indeed. All I know is the free?/low cost software is
and the hi-priced software is windows/other. I suspect they think if
you are not
using a Pee Sea you have $$$ to shell out for software.
Also using a dial up does not help with the megabyte software needed for
development. As for my hobby CPLD work I just keep adding features to
untill it don't fit and go back a version. :)
Back to FPGA software for the VAX, I don't see the hardware a problem
but the software could be still be one. The small PDP'S has hoards of
software, the big ones all need a OS.
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