ARTICo³ is an open-source runtime reconfigurable processing architecture to enable hardware-accelerated high-performance embedded computing. It is highly flexible, offering adaptive computing performance, energy efficiency, and fault tolerance on demand.

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Framework Components

The ARTICo³ Framework provides three components to deploy reconfigurable and adaptive multi-accelerator systems:

  • A hardware-based reconfigurable processing architecture – ARTICo³
  • An automated toolchain to implement multi-accelerator systems
  • A runtime to manage FPGA reconfiguration and accelerator execution

The ARTICo³ Framework

The ARTICo³ architecture operates in a processor-coprocessor approach, where computationally intensive tasks are offloaded to one or several accelerators to exploit both task- and data-level parallelism.

The ARTICo³ Architecture

Hence, the Framework takes as inputs the host application code and the descriptions of the hardware accelerators. These descriptions can be provided as low-level HDL code – VHDL and Verilog are supported – or as high-level C/C++ code – High-Level Synthesis (HLS) is used in this scenario.

Then, the Framework automatically composes and builds the multi-accelerator system, providing as outputs the application binaries and the FPGA configuration files (i.e., bitstreams). It also manages all Dynamic and Partial Reconfiguration (DPR) processes, and schedules all data-parallel processing over the pool of instantiated hardware accelerators at run time.

Currently, the ARTICo³ Framework supports the following platforms:

  • Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC


If you are interested in the ARTICo³ Framework or if you want to request further information, do not hesitate to contact us. Technical issues should be handled via GitHub Issues.