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The Reconfigurable Computing Paradox


The von Neuman Syndrome


What Will Replace DRAM?

The Biggest Mistake in the History of Computing 

Computing Principles are facing a Seismic Shift 

how the new processor paradigm was invented and implemented ! 

Einführung in die Technische Informatik u. andere ITpress Bücher

RAW conference series the PATIL array

EUROMICRO co-founded: and history

RAW conference series

The RAW series of conferences  

Speed-ups by many orders of magnitude with MoM xputer  

The PISA project: early   EDA speed-up by 15000 - by Xputer architecture   The datastream-based language and compiler 4 Xputer programming   Books

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Unbesetzbare qualifizierte Stellen Unbesetzbare qualifizierte Stellen in Deutschland   Unser weltfremdes Schulwesen

Unser weltfremdes Schulwesen: MINT geht massiv am Bedarf vorbei  


the FPGA page @ TUK  

Reinvent Computing also for journalists

massive Energieverschwendung Wichtiges für Journalisten ! Der Öffentlichkeit unbekannte massive Energieverschwendung durch Computer

Revolutionary E.I.S. project (in German language)  

Mead-&-Conway VLSI design revolution: 1st on entire EurAsia  

A Decade of Reconfigurable Computing: a Visionary Retrospective ç click onto an image

Xputer Literature


Makimoto's Wave: The Programming Crisis. FPGAs urgently needed  

SE Curricula Unqualified to Cope with the Data Avalanche  

Twin Paradigm Computing - to cope with the von Neumann Syndrome (see Call for Papers: 'Hartenstein's Xputer')  

Xputer Pages @ TU Kaiserslautern  

Xputer Images

CVT project funded by the ESPRIT programme of the EU  

CVS project (ext'd. CVT): world's first complete VLSI EDA framework  

Term Rewriting using KARL  for automatic generation of a multiplier microchip floorplan from the math formula   The KARL pages directory   --- about the trailblazing fully calculus capable hardware design language   The KARL language History pages   KARL was used world-wide -- users: citations, licenses, software from external, designs implemented.  

KARL language pages KARL language pages   The CHDL conference series killed CHDL conference series was killed by the VHDL lobby  

VHDL: Biggest Mistake in the History of EDA  

Why KARL disappeared  

my name's Christian origin Probleme mit der Innovation Wettbewerbs-fähig?  

Reconfigurable Computing at PARC forum  

The alternative Machine Paradigm for Energy-Efficient Computing   Bildungspolitik: IT-Herausfor- derung wg. Industrie 4.0

Ferienwohnung zu vermieten: FeWo am Hardberg




my namesakes (Namensvettern)  


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Dual paradigm mind set: an old hat - but ignored


Xputer - das Weltwunder aus Kaiserslautern 



in Memoriam

in Memoriam

Xputer Mind Mapping  

largest FPL conference series (co-founded) Conference series FPL (co-founder)   founder PATMOS conference series founder PATMOS conference series   IFIP WG 10.5 and CHDL conference series IFIP wg 10.5 & CHDL conferences
survey on the ASAP Conference Series Conference Series ASAP

Book on the von Neumann Syndrome

    the 2013 ASAP Conference at Washington, DC

Stonewalled Progress of Computing Efficiency

The Case Against Quantum Computing

The Case Against Quantum Computing




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FPGAs are extremely important to avoid a massive Climate Desaster.

By far most CO2 emission worldwide is caused by electricity generation. A major part of electricity consumption is caused by computers: millions of huge data stations not only to run the internet, embedded computer systens everywhere, billions of PCs and zillions of all kinds of other portable devices [1]. The still dominant ancient Computer Paradigm is extremely energy-inefficient: the von Neumann syndrome.

Already two decades ago by several orders of magnitude better energy efficienciy have been demonstrated by migrations to the Xputer Paradigm based on FPGA usage [2] [3] (or, on the DPLA).

More than 5000 conference series or workshop series have at least some relations to FPGAs [4]. However, FPGAs are tabooed by the media, so that politicians do not know this way to cope with the climate desaster. I am looking for talented journalists being ready to solve this problem.

....., I am still working at this text. You may contact me!
[1] W. Kempkens: Bitcoin-Technologie ist ein fataler Klimakiller; Oct. 2018
[2] R. Hartenstein: Klima-Katastrophe: verursacht per Internet; Nov. 2018
[3] RH: SE Curricula Unqualified 2 cope w. the Data Avalanche; Febr. 2018
[4] RH: Conferences and Workshops on FPGAs & Reconfigurable Computing;