The features of architecture, the scope and the main characteristics of reconfigurable computing systems were analyzed. The criterias for comparing the reconfigurable systems were defined. The comparative analysis of the existing architectures of the reconfigurable systems and platforms by these parameters was performed. The advantages of programmable logic as hardware blocks of reconfigurable systems were considered. One of the promising areas of implementation of the reconfigurable systems, namely cloud services was considered.
reconfigurable computing system, architecture of reconfigurable system, programmable logic, PLD, FPGA