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December 2013


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Technical Perspective: The Cleanest Garbage Collection

In quite a tour de force, the authors of the following paper have built a provably correct real-time garbage collector for reconfigurable hardware (field programmable gate arrays).


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And Then There Were None: A Stall-Free Real-Time Garbage Collector for Reconfigurable Hardware

And Then There Were None

We present a garbage collector synthesized directly to hardware, capable of collecting a heap of uniform objects completely concurrently. These heaps are composed entirely of objects of a fixed shape. Thus, the size of the data…