Internal Meetings


Upcoming Events


Rehearsal I, December 14, 2017:

In Karlsruhe, researchers from all projects will meet to prepare the DFG review meeting in January.


Rehearsal II, January 12, 2018:

In Karlsruhe, researchers from all projects will meet again to prepare the DFG review meeting in January.


DFG Review Meeting, January 24-25, 2018:

In Karlsruhe, researchers from all projects will for the DFG review meeting.


Events 2017


Annual Meeting 2017, September 20-21, 2017

Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting took place in the Orange Hotel und Apartments. During the annual meeting projects and working groups and their current status of work were presented. Furthermore, details of the proposal and review for the third funding phase were discussed. In addition, some doctoral researchers were honoured for their dedicated commitment.

Doctoral Researcher Retreat 2017, September 13-15, 2017

2. DRR 2017

The 11th InvasIC DRR took place in September. The doctoral researchers met at Bernhäuser Forst in Filderstadt.


Sommer of Code, August 7/8, 2017:

Researchers from different projects met in Munich at this year's “Sommer of Code” to advance the integration and stability of the invasive technology stack.


PI-Meeting 2017, June 9, 2017 at TUM:

PIs met to focus on the third funding phase.


Spring of Code, April 12/13, 2017:

Spring of Code 2017 Researchers from different projects met at this year's “Spring of Code” to advance the integration and stability of the invasive technology stack. To be able to showcase the unique technologies of our invasive platform, all of its many different components must fit together seamlessly: from hardware units (i-Core, NoC, TCPA) via the OS, agent system and X10 runtime system up to the actual invasive applications. Participants were given the unique opportunity to sit together in one spot for two days and do hands-on work on a number of concrete cross-layer topics.

Semi Annual Meeting 2017, February 20/21, 2017:

Annual Meeting From February 20th till 21st all researchers from the Transregional Collaborative Research Center Invasive Computing met for the first annual meeting in 2017 at Kloster Irsee. This session was very important to set the tone for phase three of the research project and to decide which research topics should be followed on in the future. The meeting was characterised by presentations of the different subprojects that showed what they had accomplished so far in their research. At the second day, the management board meeting and meeting of the members took place. In the end, a roadmap for phase three of the research project could be set up.


Doctoral Researcher Retreat 2017, February 08-10, 2017

The 10th InvasIC DRR took place in February at Parkhotel Schmid in Adelsried.


PI Meeting 2017, February 3, 2017

The Principal Investigators of InvasIC met in Munich to discuss ideas for the third funding phase.


Events 2016


Annual Meeting 2016, September 15-16, 2016

Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting took place in the Tagungszentrum Blaubeuren in conjunction with the third meeting of the InvasIC Industrial and Scientific Board.

The main focus of the internal meeting on the first day was on reviewing and discussing the progress achieved on two of the main topics of the Transregios second funding phase, Predictability and Demonstrations. Additionally, three young scientists, Hananeh Aliee (FAU), Timo Hönig (FAU) and Santiago Pagani (KIT), gave a talk on their current work and its correlation to the topics of Invasive Computing.

On the second day of the Annual Meeting Michaela Blott (Xilinx, Dublin), Dr. Peter Hans Roth (IBM B&oum;blingen), Klaus-Dieter Schubert (IBM Böblingen), Urs Gleim (Siemens Corporate Technology), Dr. Patricia Sagmeister (IBM Rüschlikon), Elmar Maas (IAV, Gifhorn) and Hans-Christian Hoppe (Intel ExaCluster Lab Jülich) from the InvasIC Industrial and Scientific Board attended the meeting to evaluate the ideas and progress of the presented projects and demonstrations. As an introduction, Prof. Jürgen Teich (Coordinator) gave an overview about all projects involved into the CRC/Transregio. The following poster and demonstration session brought a good opportunity for the Board’s members to get an idea about the current state of research in InvasIC. In the concluding plenary session, the opinions and suggestions of the Board’s members were collected and discussed.

Doctoral Researcher Retreat 2016, September 12-14, 2016

The 9th InvasIC DRR took place in September in connection with the Annual Meeting 2016 in Blaubeuren.


Demonstrator Meeting, June 1, 2016 at TUM

Members of WG3 met in Munich to continue discussions on the Demonstrator.


Working Group Meeting on Memory Hierarchy, May 3, 2016 at TUM

Members of WG2 met in Munich to (i) continue discussion on Inter-Tile Cache Coherency and (ii) start discussion on MMU for the InvasIC Architecture.


Doctoral Researcher Retreat, March 7-9, 2016

At the DRR our Ph.D. students discussed the challenges of the second funding phase. The DRR took place at Roemerhotel in Aalen. meeting place


Annual Meeting 2016, February 15-16, 2016

Semi-Annual Meeting
The semi-annual meeting 2016 took place at Parkhotel Schmid in Adelsried where all researchers met. In short talks all subprojects and working groups presented their progress. Additionally, each project introduced the ideas for the demonstration platform on a plenary session.



Events 2015

Annual Meeting 2015, October 15-16, 2015

Annual Meeting Prof. Teich This year's Annual Meeting took place at NOVINA Hotel Südwestpark in Nuremberg. In short talks subprojects and working groups presented their progress. meeting place


Doctoral Seminar on Predictability at Sarntal Academy 2015

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September 20-October 02, 2015, Sarntal: Prof. Michael Gerndt and Prof. Michael Glaß organized a doctoral seminar for the working group on predictability of the CRC/Transregio 89 titled "Benchmarking for Multi-Criteria-Predictable Multi-Core Computing" at the Sarntal Academy in South Tyrol, Italy. The organizers, doctoral researchers, as well as the guest lecturers Prof. Jürgen Teich, Prof. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, Prof. Michael Bader, PD Dr. Daniel Lohmann, and Dr. Stefan Wildermann presented state-of-the-art and ongoing research to enhance and deepen the predictability-awareness across all projects. Topics such as (i) the modeling of requirements and assumptions wrt. quality numbers such as timing, reliability, security, or power, (ii) a formal underpinning for the general design flow, (iii) challenges for predictability in the context of invasive applications, system software, and architectures, as well as (iv) concepts for benchmarks and demonstrators have been discussed and results been documented in concrete code examples and white papers. Following the tradition of the Sarntal Academy, hiking as well as other group activities enabled to compensate for the hard but successful work.

WG3 demonstrator workshop, July 16, 2015 at TUM:

Members of WG3 met in Munich to discuss the demonstrator. They started with the application projects, continued with OctoPOS, agents, compiler, then with hardware projects, TCPA, i-core, i-NoC, and finally the Z2 demonstrator platform.


Working Group Meeting on Predictability, May 22, 2015

Members of WG1 met in Munich.
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Doctoral Researcher Retreat, March 23-25, 2015

The 7th InvasIC DRR took place at Roemerhotel in Aalen. meeting place


Working Group Meeting on Memory Hierarchy, March 16, 2015

Members of WG2 met in Munich to discuss the technical details and their implications on memory hierarchy, memory model, OS and applications.


Annual Meeting, February 12-13, 2015

This year's Annual Meeting took place at Parkhotel Schmid in Adelsried.
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Working Group Meeting on Predictability, January 21, 2015

Subjects of debate of the second working group meeting were security requirements.

Events 2014

Working Group Meeting on Predictability, December 8, 2014

At the first meeting of the Working Group on Predictability, 21 participants discussed the cross-cutting aspect of predictability within the CRC/Transregio 89. Particular focus was put on discussing and fixing major working topics and the respective involvement of each project, assigning topic chairs, establishing a common information management system, and creating a predictability glossary.


Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2014

This year's Annual Meeting took place at Römerhotel in Aalen.
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Doctoral Researcher Retreat, September 15-17, 2014

The 6th InvasIC DRR took place at Tagungshotel Schönenberg in Ellwangen.
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Begutachtung: February 11-12 2014, IAS, Garching

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Probebegehung II: January 28, 2014, LRZ, Garching

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Probebegehung I: January 10, 2014, IAS, Garching

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Events 2013

Annual Meeting 2013, October 9-10, 2013

This year's Annual Meeting took place at Schlosshotel Pommersfelden, Germany. Annual-Meeting_2013

Doctoral Researcher Retreat, October 7-11, 2013

The 4th InvasIC DRR took place in connection with the Annual Meeting 2012 at Schlosshotel Pommersfelden, Germany

PI-Meeting: October 11 2013, Pommersfelden


Summer of Code: July 25-26, 2013, TUM

The focus of this year's Summer of Code meeting was on bringing the ChipIT based demonstrator up and running at the project review in February 2014. Based on the invasive computing scenarios to be shown by the application projects D1 and D3 the status of the demonstrator integration was reviewed. Open technical issues were identified and addressed in small group discussions among the involved sub-projects. Special focus was on the integration process of sub-project contributions on the ChipIT platform and further testing of each component. For better planning of the last phase of the demonstrator integration the milestone plan was revised and a tracking system of work in progress was introduced.

PI-Meeting: July 19, 2013, FAU


Demonstrator Meeting, Friday, April 12, 2013 (IFA, KIT):

Goal of the meeting will be to discuss the progress towards the milestones of the minimal demo setup.

Semi-annual meeting 2013, February 21-22, 2013, Hotel Höhenblick, Mühlhausen im Täle

56 scientists met at the semi-annual meeting of the TCRC 89 "Invasive Computing" 2013 in Mühlhausen im Täle. In short talks the status quo of subprojects was summarised. Additionally, each project introduced the ideas for the follow-up proposal. Semi-annual-Meeting_2013

DRR 2013 I, February 18-20, 2013, Hotel Höhenblick, Mühlhausen im Täle

The first InvasIC DRR in 2013 took place in connection with the semi-annual meeting in Mühlhausen im Täle.

Language Working Group Workshop, January 14, 2013, KIT

The main topics of the general Language Workshop with 18 participants were granularity, approval of LPCs (Language Change Proposals) and possible implementations.

Events 2012

Architecture Working Group Workshop, December 17, 2012, TUM

The AK Architecture meeting was attended by 19 Invasive Computing partners from all three sites. The main topic of the meeting was a continuation of the discussion on the granularity of invade / infect operations with the emphasis on aspects affecting the invasive-specific hardware architecture. The meeting was kicked-off by a summary of Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat on the decisions made during the AK Sprache Workshop on December 7. Default granularity of invade and infect is entire tiles, with the option to support finer granularity (individual cores) through constraints. We then discussed how such constraints are signaled to the CIC in form of Claim- and Application-Class-IDs within i-lets. The CIC will process these IDs and perform a two staged mapping (rule-based evaluation of Claim-ID to determine the eligible core subset within the tile, followed by a linear optimization to map i-lets to cores according to application classes (preferred maximum available processing resources, “coolest” core, least power consumption, etc.). Claim- and Application-Class-ID can be covered with 8 bits in an i-let, assuming tiles with 4 cores and not more than 8 application classes. We also discussed a meaningful concatenation of multiple i-lets to be sent within one iNoC packet to ensure synchronous scheduling and execution within the tile. Further topics were updates on the TCPA connectivity into the tiled invasive architecture and the CHIPit demonstrator.

Workshop "Nicht nur für Simulanten", December 5, 2012, FAU

Project C2 organised an one-day workshop on the usage and the application areas of the functional simulator on December 5, 2012. There, the functionality and the potential of the simulator was presented and the participants acquired the necessary knowledge to simulate and evaluate X10-based programs in practical exercises. Furthermore, they were given an insight into the internal structure of the simulator in order to introduce own extensions. Finally, the 16 participants discussed the following topics: Modelling of heterogeneous tiled architectures, integration of invasion and load balancing strategies, integration of monitors, and actor-based application modelling.

Expertentreffen "Granularität der Invasion", December 7, 2012, KIT

Beim Treffen am 7.12. wurden Details der Invasion sowie das Zusammenspiel mit dem CiC erörtert. Es wurde festgestellt, dass Invasion aus Anwendersicht kernweise erfolgen kann und manchmal sogar muss, wogegen das Betriebssystem evtl. intern eine kachelweise Zuteilung vornimmt. Zur effizienten Unterstützung muss der CiC zu einem "Tagged CIC" erweitert werden.

Annual Meeting 2012, October 11-12, 2012

This year's Annual Meeting took place in Kloster Irsee, Germany. 55 scientists met to review and discuss the progress made in the last year. In short talks subprojects and the three working groups (language and applications, system software and architectures) presented their progress with focus on the next working packages and project ideas for the second funding phase of the SFB/TRR 89. The meeting program also comprised a poster session and first demonstrations. On the second day of the Annual Meeting 6 members of the "InvasIC Industrial and Scientific Board" attend to evaluate the ideas and progress of the presented projects and demontrations.

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Doctoral Researcher Retreat, October 8-10, 2012

The 3rd InvasIC DRR took place in connection with the Annual Meeting 2012 in Kloster Irsee, Germany

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Autumn of Code, September 25, 2012, KIT

In the Autumn of Code Meeting the current state of the works for the invasive compute platform was discussed along with the definition of next steps targeting the integration activities of the common demonstrator scenarios. These will comprise applications of robotics and scientific computing. The subprojects mainly concerned with these applications presented the scenarios in detail with focus on exploiting the invasive features of architectural, compiler and run-time support research. The integration of sub-project contributions on the ChipIT demonstrator platform will deliver the possibility to investigate invasive concepts on real hardware.

Systemsoftware/Architecture Working Group Workshop, September 17, 2012, FAU

Subjects of debate of the working group were the definition of common terms (here: application), granularity of invasion , and benchmarking of invasion (system-software basis for before/after scenarios).

Demonstrations Workshop, May 30, 2012, FAU

With more than 25 participants from all sub projects, the "Demonstration Workshop" was a great success. Beside project-specific demonstrations, also a first common demonstration scenario on the FPGA-based prototyping platform was refined, which is an important step toward the demonstration of the benefits of Invasive Computing across all project areas. Demonstratortreffen_2012

Systemsoftware Working Group Workshop, May 11, 2012, FAU

AKSS FAU 05/2012

Subjects of debate of the working group were memory bandwidth, dynamic program memory (i.e., location of stacks and heaps), and benchmarking of invasion (before/after scenarios).

Doctoral Researcher Retreat 2012/I, February 15-17, 2012

This year the doctoral researchers gathered in Obertrubach to discuss further challenges on the way to the invasive SoC and to show up solutions. Among others, discussed topics included context switches on macro architectures, scalability on heterogenous systems, simulation components, operating system abstraction layers and TCPAs.

Semi-annual meeting 2012, February 13-14, 2012, FAU

51 scientists met at the semi-annual meeting of the TCRC 89 "Invasive Computing" 2012 in the Fraunhofer IISB in Erlangen. In short talks the status quo of subprojects and the three working groups (architecture, languange and applications, system software) was summarised. The focus of the talks and the following discussions was on the projects’ perspective for the end of the first funding period in 2014. Semi-annual-Meeting_2012

Winter of Code 2012, January 20, 2012, TUM

At the InvasIC Winter of Code Workshop, researchers from all subprojects met to present the status of their work for validating and demonstrating Invasive Computing on the ChipIt platform. The implementation activities of the invasive architecture and system software as well as application scenarios have been discussed. As a result, near term milestones were defined to realize a first invasive computing platform until late summer of 2012.

Events 2011

Doctoral Researcher Retreat 2011, October 5-7, 2011, Lauterbad

The first SFB/TR 89 Invasive Computing Doctoral Researcher Retreat (DRR) was held as a continuation of the annual meeting from Oct. 5ñ7, 2011. The event was organized by five Nachwuchswissenschaftler, who participated together with 35 doctoral researchers. The motto of the first DRR was ìGet Together and Get to Knowî. It deliberately embeds a social and a factual facet of interaction; both of which were to be improved during the DRR in order to foster cross-subproject collaboration.

Annual Meeting 2011, October 3-4, 2011, Lauterbad

The Annual Meeting 2011 took place from October 3-4 in Lauterbad, Black Forest. 51 scientists from the SFB/TRR 89 met to review and discuss the progress made in the last year. In a short talks each subproject was presented with focus on the progress since the semi-annual meeting, scheduling of the next steps and the cooperation with other subprojects. Accordingly, the three working groups language and applications, system software and architectures gave an overview of the results of their last meetings. The last point of the agenda was the official meeting of the members of the SFB/TRR 89.

InvasIC Summer of Code Workshop, August 1-2, 2011, Karlsruhe

At the first InvasIC Summer of Code Workshop, 27 researchers from all project areas came together and discussed common scenarios for the validation and demonstration of Invasive Computing. Researchers from Z2 reported on the current status of the implementations on the FPGA systems as well as first scalability studies were presented from the B projects. Together with the requirements of the application projects, this resulted in a specification and a detailed road map for the further development of a heterogeneous tiled architecture, which will be used by all projects as a demonstration platform.
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Language Working Group Workshop, July 4, 2011, Karlsruhe

With more than 30 participants, the first invasive language extension of X10 v0.1 was introduced by the Snelting group (Andreas Zinkau, project A1) which is realized as a library. After that Sascha Roloff from Erlangen explained the simulation interface for resource-aware programming in X10 (project C2). Both extensions have already been examined and tested for more than 10 code samples provided by individual projects before the workshop.Based on these two foundations, a first but big milestone was reached as a common basis within the Transregio for invasive programming and code application) development. For the future, it was decided also to investigate invasion strategies using the new language interface (project C1) as well as to implement and test monitoring functions project B4).

Systemsoftware Working Group Workshop, May 13, 2011, Munich

In the Systemsoftware Working Group Workshop in Munich researchers from different subprojects discussed the InvasIC memory hierarchy. In the envisioned tiled architecture will be four different kinds of memory: core internal memory, computer tile memory, memory tiles and off-chip memory. In addition cache and the problem of cache coherence was debated.
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Semi-annual meeting 1/2011, February 14-15, 2011, Munich

The 2011 semi-annual meeting was used for a brief review of scientific research from all subprojects within the past half year. In brief presentations, the focus was on first results, milestones, cooperations with other subprojects and ongoing or planned publications, followed by fruitfull discussions.
The working groups language and applications, system software and architectures gave an overview of the results of their first workshops and agreed upon needed cooperations with subprojects and among each other.
The results were summarized describing further steps to be taken by the involved parties. participants plenary people

Architecture Working Group Workshop, January 19, 2011, Karlsruhe

At the meeting of all architecture subprojects topics concerning the hardware architecture e.g. memory hierarchy and interaction between hardware and invasic software mechanisms were discussed.
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Events 2010

System Software Working Group Workshop, December 14, 2010, Erlangen

In this workshop some open questions from the language group workshop were discussed further by members of all subprojects. Also the application- and hardware developer addressed their needs to an invasive system software. The general terms and definitions of invasive constructs which are exchanged with the system software were refined.

Language Working Group Workshop, December 10, 2010, Karlsruhe

In the language group workshop at Karlsruhe the invasive language constructs were discussed. To get the different use and flavors of invasive programming every subproject presented several invasive pseudo-codes. It was also discussed which invasive construct could be mapped to X10 constructs and which new language constructs have to be developed.
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Annual plenary meeting 2010/2, September 15-16, 2010, Karlsruhe

The first plenary meeting with a scientific focus after the start of the project was used for an initial synchronization of all subprojects, a report of the work done so far and discussions about further directions. In three sessions, the working groups "language and applications", "architectures", and "system software" gave an overview over the required cooperations within the groups and about required input and output from the other project members. The results were summarized in a roadmap describing further steps to be taken by the involved parties.< /br> Annual meeting 2010/2 Annual meeting 2010/2 Annual meeting 2010/2

SFB/TRR 89 Inaugural meeting, June 28, 2010, Erlangen

Elections of the board of the TCRC:
Prof. Jürgen Teich (coordinator, site-coordinator Erlangen, coordinator project-area C), Prof. Jörg Henkel (vice-coordinator, site-coordinator Karlsruhe), Prof. Andreas Herkersdorf (vice-coordinator, site-coordinator Munich, coordinator project-area B), Prof. Doris Schmitt-Landsiedel (vice-site-coordinator Munich), Prof. Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat (vice-site-coordinator Erlangen), Prof. Gregor Snelting (vice-site-coordinator Karlsruhe, coordinator project-area A), Prof. Michael Gerndt (coordinator project-area D)

DFG Establishes new CRC/Transregio, May 19, 2010

Press Release No. 24: DFG Establishes new CRC/Transregio (in German only)