"FPGA: auto-configured by souped up C compiler"
Win Bohm discusses a C compiler developed for systems that use a microprocessor and a field-programmable-gate-array coprocessor. The Single-Assignment C compiler not only speeds up computationally intensive algorithms but does so without a software developer's needing to know the specifics of the FPGA architecture.
Audio interview: http://ampcast.com/RColinJohnson
Interview CDs: http://mp3.com/RColinJohnson
Story in EE Times: http://www.eet.com/at/news/OEG20020507S0033