Talk:Gerald Estrin

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Please don't delete this just yet, I have improved upon the article I'm basing this on, and will add a lot more info soon.

The page this is based on is a summary of his career, this is fair-use.

In no way did Estrin invent reconfigurable computing. His work was to add instructions to a fix computer's ISA by having a bus (like a PCI bus) and plugging cards in that would add new "instructions" to the existing computers ISA. Reconfigurable computing could not exist until the invention of the FPGA. In reconfigurable computing you reuse the silicon by configuring the fabric over and over again creating a nearly infinite amount of hardware. Estrin's work did not do this and did not foresee this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:54, 4 September 2015 (UTC)