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Invasive computing joins the open house event at TUM

Oct. 21, 2017, Garching: Emily Mo-Hellenbrand (TUM) will demonstrate invasive computing at the open house event.
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30th IEEE International System-On-Chip Conference (SoCC) 2017

Sep. 5-8, 2017, Munich: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Becker (KIT) serves as General Chair and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Schlichtmann (TUM) as Co-Generals Chair of the 30th IEEE International System-On-Chip Conference (SoCC) 2017 in Munich.
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Transfer project "Integration and Coupling of Tightly Coupled Processor Arrays"

April 27, 2017: Dr. Frank Hannig and Prof. Jürgen Teich received a considerable funding from the DFG for their new transfer project (T1), which is part of the CRC/Transregio 89 from now on. In cooperation with their industry partner Infineon Technologies AG they research the topic "Integration and Coupling of Tightly Coupled Processor Arrays".
Objective of this transfer project is the analysis of massively parallel accelerator architectures, in particular tightly coupled processor arrays (TCPAs), and their integration into a commercial state-of-the-art embedded microcontroller architecture such as Infineon’s AURIX, or ARM’s Cortex-A series of processors.
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Dr. Santiago Pagani has been awarded the ACM "Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award"

April 19, 2017, Pittsburg:

Picture of Dr. Santiago Pagani receiving the Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award Award Certificate
Dr. Santiago Pagani (KIT) has been awarded the ACM "Paul Caspi Memorial Dissertation Award" from SIGBED (Special Interest Group Embedded Systems of ACM) for his PhD thesis entitled "Power, Energy, and Thermal Management for Clustered Manycores". The award description reads: "The award recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertations that significantly advance the state of the art in the science of embedded systems, in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Paul Caspi's work". The award includes a certificate for the author and an honorarium of 2000 USD. Dr. Pagani received the award at the recent Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in Pittsburg that took place from April 18-21, 2017. The photo shows Dr. Pagani at the award ceremony on Wed. April 19th in Pittsburgh.

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GPU Course "Programming and optimizing for heterogeneous CPU-GPU architectures"

May 15-19, 2017, Munich: Prof. Walter Stechele (TUM) organizes the GPU Course "Programming and optimizing for heterogeneous CPU-GPU architectures" at TUM.
The imminent future of parallel architectures is a tighter integration of different types of processing cores, namely CPUs and GPUs. In this course, you will be introduced to the current heterogeneous architectures, and how to program them using mainstream languages, such as CUDA and OpenCL, and higher level languages as C++AMP.
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Invasive Computing at the Hannover Messe

April 24-28, 2017: Invasive Computing at the Hannover Messe 2017
At this year's Hannover Messe, Éricles Sousa showcased how Invasive Computing can be used to enforce timing predictability on multi-core systems. Here are some impressions from the fair.

Joint workshop "InvasIC meets HAEC"

January 17/18, 2017: InvasIC meets HAEC Gruppenbild
SFB 89 "Invasive Computing" and SFB 912 "Highly Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing" organised a joint workshop in Dresden. Researchers from both SFBs met at Schloss Eckberg. to discuss similarities and differences between the two research groups for two days. As coordinators of the two collaborative research centers Prof. Gerhard Fettweis and Prof. Jürgen Teich, gave an interesting overview when having their opening talks in the first evening. On the second day, researchers from both groups presented ideas and results on the following topics:
- energy efficiency
- power stability
- security
- resilience.
The meeting was very intense with lively discussions and useful dialogues between researchers from InvasIC and HAEC.

it - Information Technology: Thematic Issue on "Invasive Computing"

Dezember, 2016: In the current edition of the journal "it - Information Technology" a Thematic Issue on "Invasive Computing" was published. Four articles were written by members of the CRC/Transregio showing different aspects of our work. Prof. Dustar from TU Wien completed the topic with his article on "Elastic computing".
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Third Workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC)

November 2016, Hangzhou, China: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany), Prof. Dr. Xiaomin Zhu (National University of Defense Technology, China) and Prof. Dr. Dakai Zhu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA) organized the Third Workshop on Low-Power Dependable Computing (LPDC) in conjunction with the 2016 International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference (IGSC) in Hangzhou, China.
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Dagstuhl Seminar 16441 "Adaptive Isolation for Predictability and Security"

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October 30-November 4, 2016, Dagstuhl: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Verbauwhede (KU Leuven, BE), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Thiele (ETH Zürich, CH) and Prof. Dr. Tulika Mitra (National University of Singapore, SG) organized and coordinated the Dagstuhl Seminar on "Adaptive Isolation for Predictability and Security".
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Appointment to Professorships

Autumn 2016: This year was an outstanding year concerning the professional success of three members of the CRC/Transregio: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Glass (FAU), Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) and PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Daniel Lohmann (FAU) were appointed as professors at the highly reputable universities of Ulm, Vienna and Hanover, respectively.

Invited Talk, July 29, 2016:
Predictability, Fault Tolerance, and Security on Demand using Invasive Computing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU)

Prof. Teich gave an invited talk at University of Lübeck, Germany:
The talk gave a short introduction and overview of the topic and benefits of invasive multi-core computing for achieving timing predictability, fault tolerance and security for individual application programs. Here, cores, memory regions and network bandwidth are allocated and freed on demand of each user program for obtaining exclusive usage and access.
It was shown that through the achieved isolation of resources and thus full applications, the variation of execution time may be reduced drastically for many parallel application programs, i.e., soft real-time image and stream processing. This opens also a way for hybrid performance analysis techniques that combine static timing analysis of applications in isolation and run-time assignment of resources for the execution.
Moreover, the isolation is also beneficial for enabling security on a chip. Finally, an approach to provide on-demand structural redundancy using invasive computing for a class of massively parallel processor arrays called TCPAs was shown. For protecting safety-critical parallel loop program applications against soft errors, known replication schemes such as Dual Modular Redundancy (DMR) and Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) must be lifted to many processors (PEs). Depending on application requirements for reliability and observed Soft Error Rates (SERs), different voting options in hardware and software and analysis techniques for automatic replication scheme selection were presented and compared.

The Munich Workshop on Design Technology Coupling

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June 30-July 1, 2016, Munich: Dr. Helmut Graeb (TU Munich) and Dr. Sani Nassif (Radyalis) organized in cooperation with the DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Center 89 "Invasive Computing" and the SPP 1500 "Dependable Embedded Systems" the "The Munich Workshop on Design Technology Coupling (DTC)". The workshop involved different contributions from industry, e.g., Infineon AG, Bosch GmbH, and Volkswagen AG, as well as from the two DFG-funded research programs. In one session, Prof. Teich gave a short introduction and overview of the topic and benefits of invasive multi-core computing for achieving timing predictability, fault tolerance and security for individual application programs. This talk was followed by the following overviews on providing fault tolerance and power management through invasive computing, "Providing Fault Tolerance Through Invasive Computing" by Dr. Vahid Lari (FAU) and "On-Chip Diagnosis of Multicore Platforms for Power Management" by Mark Sagi (TUM). Furthermore, on 1st of July, the following demonstrations have been presented: An invasive object tracking application that was simulated and visualized in real-time using C2's simulator InvadeSIM, and the code generation for Safe(r) loop computations using the C3's compilation flows.
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Special Session at Design Automation Conference (DAC 2016)

June 8, 2016, San Francisco, USA: Prof. Jörg Henkel and Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) organised a Special Session on "Cross-Layer Approximate Computing: Challenges and Solutions" at the DAC 2016. more information

29th GI/ITG International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS)

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April 4-7, 2016, Nuremberg: The 29th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2016) was hosted by the Department of Computer Science at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, during April 4–7, 2016. ARCS 2016 took place in Nuremberg at FAU’s Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law in Nuremberg and attracted 100 participants. The conference continued the long-standing ARCS tradition of reporting top-notch results in computer architecture and other related areas. ARCS was founded in 1970 by the German computer pioneer Prof. Wolfgang Händler, who also founded the Computer Science Department at FAU in 1966.
In the welcome address, General Chair Dietmar Fey and Program Chair Frank Hannig, both FAU, highlighted the privilege of having brought ARCS back to its roots in honor of the CS Department’s 50th anniversary and provided statistics on the submissions. In response to the call for papers, 87 submissions were received with affiliations to 31 countries, which clearly demonstrates ARCS’s international character, although a large share (39%) was coming from authors in Germany. With the help of 61 members of the Technical Program Committee, who carried out 325 reviews (about four per submission) and having intensely scrutinized the reviews, we were pleased to present a high-quality technical program that included a total of 29 papers (33%) at the conference.
The strong technical program was complemented by three keynote talks on: "Knights Landing Intel Xeon Phi CPU: Path to Parallelism with General Purpose Programming" by Avinash Sodani, Chief Architect ’Knights Landing’ Xeon-Phi processor at Intel Corporation; "Massive Parallelism – C++ and OpenMP Parallel Programming Models of Today and Tomorrow" by Michael Wong, CEO of OpenMP Corporation; and "Heterogeneous Systems Era" by John Glossner, President of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation (HSAF) and CEO Optimum Semiconductor Technologies; as well as five workshops and a tutorial.
Beside the technical program, the combined visit of the special exhibition "From Abacus to Exascale – Vom Abakus zu Exascale", the conference dinner and best paper award ceremony in the Museum of Industrial Culture in Nuremberg on Wednesday evening was another highlight. ARCS 2016 ARCS 2016



John Glossner and Zoran Salcic visited the TCRC

In the context of ARCS 2016, Dr. John Glossner, President of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation (HSAF) and CEO of Optimum Semiconductor Technologies, and Prof. Zoran Salcic, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, visited also the Transregional Collaborative Research Center Invasive Computing.

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InvasIC at Hannover Messe 2016

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April 25-29, 2016 Hannover, Germany: This year´s Hannover Messe attracted over 190.000 visitors intent on future-proofing their operations and investing in state-of-the-art-technology. At the Research & Technology area Sascha Roloff presented a demonstrator showing the principles of Invasiv Computing.

International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC)

Momac Dr. Felix Reimann
April 4/5, 2016, Nuremberg, Germany: Michael Glass and Stefan Wildermann (FAU) organized the Third International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC) at the ARCS 2016 at FAU’s Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law in Nuremberg. Dr. Felix Reimann (Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Gaimersheim, Deutschland) gave a keynote talk on "Towards A Holistic Design Space Exploration for Automotive E/E Architectures".
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First Workshop on Resource Awareness and Application Autotuning in Adaptive and Heterogeneous Computing

Workshop March 18, 2016, Dresden, Germany: Walter Stechele (TUM), Cristina Silvano (Politecnico di Milano) and Stephan Wong (TU Delft) organized the "First Workshop on Resource Awareness and Application Autotuning in Adaptive and Heterogeneous Computing". This Friday-Workshop related to Invasive Computing was collocated at DATE 2016 in Dresden.
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Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2016

DATE DATE March 14-18, 2016, Dresden: DATE combines the world’s favorite electronic systems design and test conference with an international exhibition for electronic design, automation and test, from system-level hardware and software implementation right down to integrated circuit design. The DATE conference was held at the International Congress Centre Dresden, Germany, from March 14 to 18, 2016.
Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) was coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North America, and 4% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact.
DATE DATE DATE For the 19th successive year, DATE has prepared an exciting technical programme, says Jürgen Teich, Programme Chair of DATE 2016. With the help of 327 members of the Technical Program Committee, who carried out more than 3000 reviews (about four per submission), finally 199 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 81 additional ones (10%) for interactive presentation.
The conference started on Monday with 10 in-depth technical tutorials offered from experts of the industrial and academic worlds on innovative as well as foundational topics related to design solutions, power efficiency, the internet of things, secure systems and testing and diagnosis. In the evening, the well-established PhD Forum allowed selected PhD students from many nationalities to present their PhD thesis work.
As part of the opening ceremony on Tuesday chaired by General Chair Luca Fanucci, University of Pisa and Jürgen Teich, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, plenary keynote speakers were Luc Van den hove, President and Chief Executive Officer imec talking on “From the happy few to the happy many: towards an intuitive internet of things.”, and Antun Domic, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Design Group, Synopsys talking about “Design will make everything different”. On the same day, the Executive Track offered a series of business panels discussing hot topics. Executive speakers from companies leading the design and automation industry addressed some of the complexity issues in electronics design and discuss about the advanced technology challenge.
The main conference programme from Tuesday to Thursday included 77 technical sessions organized in parallel tracks from the four areas
D – Design Methods and Tools
A – Application Design
T – Test and Robustness
E – Embedded Systems Software
and several special sessions on Hot Topics such as 3D ICs, In-Memory Computing, Heterogeneous Computing, New Transistor for Hardware Security, Embedded Tutorials on Analog-/Mixed Signal Verification Methods and on the Dark Silicon Problem as well as two sessions on selected EU Projects. In addition, the exciting programme of DATE 2016 included a panel on past and future challenges in EDA.
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The conference was complemented by an exhibition which ran for three days (Tuesday – Thursday), offering a comprehensive overview of commercial design and verification tools including vendor seminars and abundant networking possibilities with fringe meetings. This year, there were dedicated campus booths with focus on major trends shaping the future of microelectronics such as IoT and secure systems, Ultra-Low power technologies (FDSOI), 5G wireless networks, 3D-IC integration and automotive systems. Finally, the conference closed on Friday with 8 attractive Friday workshops.

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Dagstuhl Seminar 16052 "Dark Silicon: From Embedded to HPC Systems"

Dagstuhl January 31-February 3, 2016, Dagstuhl: Prof. Dr. Gerndt (TUM), Sri Parameswaran (UNSW – Sydney, AU), Barry L. Rountree (LLNL – Livermore, US) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Glaß (FAU) organizied and coordinated the Dagstuhl Seminar 16052 on "Dark Silicon: From Embedded to HPC Systems":
The goal of this Dagstuhl Seminar is to bring together experts from the different domains and to discuss the state-of-the-art and identify future collaboration topics based on common research interests. We will have three main parts on the topics Dark Silicon, Power and Energy Usage in HPC, and Hybrid Approaches to Resource Management with longer overview presentations by invited speakers and research presentations by the attendees. Each part will close with a discussion slot. After these three parts we plan for group discussion to identify future collaborative research directions.
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Special Session at International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD 2015)

November 2, 2015, San Jose, USA: Prof. Jörg Henkel (KIT) organised a Special Session on "Dennard Scaling is History and Moore's Law is Aging: How to break the Inevitable Power Wall??" at the ICCAD 2015. more information

Invasive Computing at the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften"

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften October 24, 2015, Erlangen: Researchers and students of Project C2 vividly demonstrated the principles of Invasive Computing at the Long Night of Sciences ("Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften") in Erlangen. For this purpose, a pan-tilt-zoom camera in form of a Martian was tracking a tennis ball, which could be freely moved by the visitors in the entire room. This object tracking application was simulated and visualized in real-time using C2's simulator InvadeSIM. Hereby, the visitors got fundamental insights into tomorrow's multi-core processor architectures and the concepts of Invasive Computing. more information

DATE 2016 TPC Meeting in Nuremberg, October 29, 2015

Date 2016 TPC Meeting
Programme Chair Prof. Teich hosted the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2016) TPC Meeting in the Nürnberger Akademie, Nuremberg. More than 200 participants from all over the world attented this meeting to select the technical programme for DATE 2016 that will take place in March 14-18, 2016 in Dresden. Out of a total of 829 paper submissions received, a large share (42%) is coming from authors in Europe, 29% of submissions are from Asia, 25% from North America, and 4% from the rest of the world. This clearly demonstrates DATE’s international character, its global reach and impact. For the 19th successive year DATE has prepared an exciting technical program. With the help of 327 members of the Technical Program Committee who carried out 3062 reviews (about four per submission), finally 199 papers (24%) were selected for regular presentation and 81 additional ones (10%) for interactive presentation.

Special Session at 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (NOCS 2015)

September 30, 2015, Vancouver, Canada: Prof. Jörg Henkel and Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) organised a Special Session on "Dark Silicon – From Computation to Communication?" at the NOCS 2015. more information

Siemens Masterpreis 2015

July 30, 2015: Michael Schadhauser (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU) received the Siemens Masterpreis 2015 (Siemens Corporate Technology) for his master's thesis "Wissensmanagement in Cyber-Physical Systems mit Techniken des Semantic Web". more information

Special Session at 52nd ACM/EDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC 2015)

June 11, 2015, San Francisco, USA: Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) organised a Special Session on "Dark Silicon: No Way out?" at the DAC 2015. more information

DAC 2015

Sascha Roloff & David Schafhauser

June 7-11, 2015, San Francisco: Sascha Roloff gave a talk about "Execution-Driven Parallel Simulation of PGAS Applications on Heterogeneous Tiled Architectures", which was accepted as full paper at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2015 in San Francisco. Furthermore, he and the masters student David Schafhauser presented a poster about this paper at the DAC exhibiton area.

ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award

Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique June 7-11, 2015, San Francisco: Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique, Research Group Leader at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), received the 2015 ACM SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award for demonstrating an outstanding potential as a lead researcher and/or educator in the field of electronic design automation.


Faszination Technik: "Wieviele Prozessoren passen in eine Hosentasche?"

April 30, 2015, Erlangen: Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wildermann (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU) will give a talk on "Wieviele Prozessoren passen in eine Hosentasche?". This event is part of a series of lectures at the Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Schaltungen IIS in Erlangen. more information
Abstract: Heutige Chips enthalten nicht einen sondern mehrere Rechenkerne. Anwendungen im Bereich der Signal-, Audio- und Videoverarbeitung profitieren von der hohen Parallelität, wodurch immer mehr „smarte“ Gerätschaften Einzug in unseren Alltag finden. Um die Rechenleistung weiter zu steigern, werden Mikroprozessoren in naher Zukunft sogar hunderte Kerne beinhalten. Doch bereits jetzt befinden sich Milliarden Transistoren auf einem einzigen Chip, die gar nicht gleichzeitig arbeiten können, weil er sonst zu heiß würde. Hier kann nur durch neuartige Techniken ein Zuwachs der Rechenleistung erreicht werden. Daneben müssen Anwendungen sinnvoll programmiert und im Betrieb verwaltet werden, um die verfügbare Parallelität zu nutzen, und auch sicherheitskritische Systeme im Automobil und der Luftfahrt realisieren zu können. Dieser Vortrag stellt aktuelle Trends und Forschungsarbeiten in diesem Themengebiet vor.

Inaugural lecture: "Maßschneiderbare Systemsoftware"

April 17, 2014, Erlangen (FAU): Dr.-Ing. Lohmann (FAU) gave his inaugural lecture on "Maßschneiderbare Systemsoftware" at "Tag der Informatik".

International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC)

March 24, 2015, Porto, Portugal: Stefan Wildermann and Michael Glass (FAU) organized the Second International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC) at the ARCS 2015.
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Workshop on Heterogeneous Architectures and Design Methods for Embedded Image Systems (HIS 2015) co-located with DATE 2015

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March 13, 2015, Grenoble, France: Frank Hannig, Dietmar Fey (FAU, Germany) and Anton Lokhmotov (ARM, Cambridge, UK) organised the Friday Workshop on Heterogeneous Architectures and Design Methods for Embedded Image Systems (HIS 2015) at the DATE 2015. more information

Special Session at CODES+ISSS'14, Embedded Systems Week

October 13, 2014, New Delhi, India: Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) and Prof. Siddharth Garg (University of Waterloo, Canada) organised a Special Session at CODES+ISSS on "Dark Silicon as a Challenge for Hardware-Software Co-Design". CODES+ISSS 2014 was part of the Embedded Systems Week 2014.
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Best Paper Award at CODES+ISSS 2014

October 15, 2014: Santiago Pagani, Heba Khdr, Waqaas Munawar, Jian-Jia Chen, Muhammad Shafique, Minming Li, and Jörg Henkel received the Best Paper Award for their contribution "TSP: Thermal Safe Power - Efficient power budgeting for Many-Core Systems in Dark Silicon" in the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODES+ISSS), New Delhi, India, October 2014. more information


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DAAD Winter School Tunis, November 26, 2014, Invited Lecture
Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architectures - Design and Programming

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU)

Prof. Teich giving a lecture in Tunis

Prof. Teich was invited to give a lecture about "Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architectures - Design and Programming" in Tunis, Tunesia. The lecture was part of a winter school on "Design, Programming and Applications of Multi-Processor Systems on Chip". more information

Special Session on "Resource-aware and Domain-specific Computing" at ASILOMAR'14

November 3, 2014, Pacific Grove, USA: Dr.-Ing. Frank Hannig (FAU) organised the Special Session on "Resource-aware and Domain-specific Computing" at the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.
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Workshop on "A Roadmap for EDA Research in the Dark Silicon Era" (ICCAD'14)

November 6, 2014, San Jose, USA: Dr.-Ing. Muhammad Shafique (KIT) and Prof. Siddharth Garg (University of Waterloo, Canada) organised a workshop on "A Roadmap for EDA Research in the Dark Silicon Era" as a collocated event at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).
This workshop was intended to provide a common platform for EDA experts to discuss their vision and perspectives on the dark silicon problem, and to define a research roadmap for the next decade. This workshop brought together researchers and experts from industry and academia to dwell on whether fundamentally new solutions are required in the context of dark silicon, or conversely, whether existing solutions can be retro-fitted to address these problems. In either scenario, a lively, but informative technical debate is envisioned that will help to carve out a distinct niche for dark silicon research. In keeping with its intent to encourage a diversity of opinions, this workshop will attempt to include speakers in the agenda with alternate perspectives (“dark silicon is just old wine in a new bottle!”).
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24th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2014)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herkersdorf (TUM)

September 2-4, 2014, Munich, Germany: The International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), organised by Prof. Dr. Andreas Herkersdorf (TUM) is the first and largest conference covering the rapidly growing area of field-programmable logic. During the past 23 years, many of the advances achieved in reconfigurable system architectures, applications, embedded processors, design automation methods (EDA) and tools have been first published in the proceedings of the FPL conference series. Its objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry from all over the world.

SBBCI 2014 Test of Time Award

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Hardware/Software Co-Design, FAU)

September 2014, Brasil: Prof. Teich wins the Test of Time Award 2014 of the conference SBCCI (Symposium on Integrated Circuits and Systems Design) for his contribution "Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Computers" published in SBCCI 2004. The Test of Time Award 2014 was given to the most cited papers of the SBCCI 2004 edition.

DAC 2014 Designer Track Best Poster Award

for poster "Application-Specific Hierarchical Power Management for Multicast High Efficiency Video Coding", by Muhammad Usman Karim Khan, Muhammad Shafique and Jörg Henkel,at Designer Track, 51st ACM/EDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC 2014), San Francisco, CA, USA, June 1-5, 2014.
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DAC 2014 Perspective Paper on Dark Silicon

Titled, "The EDA Challenges in the Dark Silicon Era", on Temperature, Reliability and Variability Perspectives, by Muhammad Shafique, Siddharth Garg, Diana Marculescu and Jörg Henkel, 51st ACM/EDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC 2014), San Francisco, CA, USA, June 1-5, 2014.

Special Session at 51st ACM/EDA/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC 2014)

June 3, 2014, San Francisco, USA: Prof. Jörg Henkel organised a Special Session on "Embedded Resiliency: Approaches for the next Decade" at DAC 2014. more information

International Conference on Supercomputing (ICS'14)

June 10-13, 2014 Munich, Germany: Prof. Michael Gerndt (TUM) is co-organiser of the "International Conference on Supercomputing", the premier international forum for the presentation of research results in high-performance computing systems.
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Workshop on Resource awareness and adaptivity in multi-core computing (Racing 2014)

Racing 2014 May 29-30, 2014, Paderborn, Germany: Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Teich (FAU) and Dr. Frank Hannig (FAU) organised the first Workshop on Resource awareness and adaptivity in multi-core computing (Racing 2014) at the IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS). The steady advances in semiconductor technology allow for increasingly complex SoCs, including multiple (heterogeneous) micro processors, dedicated accelerators, large on-chip memories, sophisticated interconnection networks, and peripherals. However, design, verification, and test as well as parallel programming of such complex multi-core architectures are very challenging since they may have to deal with highly dynamic workloads in different application scenarios and environments. In addition, the architecture might alter itself, either intentionally (e.g., dynamic voltage/frequency scaling, power management) or unintentionally (e.g., failures, aging). As a remedy, one recent research trend in multi-core computing is to design control loops across all platform layers, from application and run-time software down to the status of the underlying hardware. Concepts such as resource-aware programming and adaptive computing are promising candidates for optimizing multi-core systems at run-time with respect to several objectives (utilization, performance, temperature, energy, reliability, dependability, etc.). On the other hand, the enhanced flexibility and adaptivity of such systems raises questions on the predictability of program execution.
The Racing Workshop aims at bringing together researchers and experts from both academia and industry to discuss and exchange research advances from different disciplines in design and test of multi-core architectures as well as programming and run-time management. A distinctive feature of the workshop is its cross section through the entire software/hardware stack, ranging from programming down to multi-core hardware. Thus, Racing is targeted for all of those who are interested in understanding the big picture and the potential of resource-aware and adaptive multi-core computing, its challenges, available solutions, and enables for collaboration of the different domains.
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InvasIC is being funded for another term of 4 years!

May 16, 2014: The Grants Committee of the DFG approved the extension of CRC/Transregio 89 for an additional funding period.
short note from May 20, 2014,
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Workshop on Dynamic co-optimization of applications and resource management (HiPEAC Computer Systems Week 2014)

May 13, 2014, Barcelona, Spain: Prof. Dr. Michael Gerndt (TUM) and Dr. Josef Weidendorfer (TUM) organize the first Workshop on Dynamic co-optimization of applications and resource management at HiPEAC Computer Systems Week 2014. Optimal utilization of available resources is a major challenge in the scope of the raising complexity of todays' computer systems consisting of multicore and accelerator components. For best efficiency, both in terms of performance and power consumption, it may be useful to run multiple applications with different resource demands simultaneously, and take their scalability characteristics into account when they compete for available compute and communication capabilities. For best decisions, scheduling algorithms should know about dynamic applications demands and characteristics, and applications may be able to tune their execution if they get notified about scheduling decisions. Such strategies should improve system efficiency in general, but even more so for HPC systems, which currently do not run multiple user jobs simultaneously.
This thematic session wants to bring together research teams and users both from embedded and HPC fields, to discuss different solutions to more efficient resource utilization proposed in various currently running research activities, to trigger new ideas, and to build new connections for upcoming research activities in this context. more information

Workshop on Performance, Power and Predictability of Many-Core Embedded Systems (3PMCES)

March 28, 2014, Dresden, Germany: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stechele from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) organizes a Workshop on Performance, Power and Predictability of Many-Core Embedded Systems (3PMCES) at the DATE14. The scope of the workshop is to address challenges of embedded portable software development on multi-core structures related to various performance aspects, power efficiency, correctness and reliability including aging. more information

Special Day on System Level Design at DATE 2014

Date 2014 March 26, 2014, Dresden, Germany: Prof. J. Teich, FAU and J. Stahl, Synopsys, Co-Chairs of the DATE 2014.
“The exploitation of recent technology achievements such as more and more processor cores and other IP modules available on a chip today is currently of big interest to many developers in application areas of embedded systems such as automotive, industrial automation and avionics. But there are also very challenging expectations on the achievable improvements and on the available support by tool vendors and system houses to aid handling this increasing system complexity”, says Jürgen Teich, co-chair of the DATE 2014 Special Day on System Level Design. This special day will therefore reflect current industrial practices as well as present recent advances in the System Level Design research area. A particular emphasis will be on ultra-low power design and modeling at multiple abstraction levels, virtual platforms for software development and architecture design of MPSoCs. A panel on “HW/SW Co-Development – The Industrial Workflow” will take place in the afternoon to discuss opportunities and challenges of joint hardware and software development. Moreover, two hot-topic sessions in the morning on “The fight against Dark Silicon” and “Predictable Multi-Core Computing”, and a special session on “System Simulation and Virtual Prototyping” in the afternoon will comprise this special day’s schedule. A particular highlight of the day is the special day´s keynote speech by Dr. Michael Bolle (Executive Vice President Engineering, Bosch), talking about the “Auto cockpit of the future”. more information

International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC)

February 25-28, 2014, Luebeck, Germany: Stefan Wildermann and Michael Glass (FAU) are organizing the First International Workshop on Multi-Objective Many-Core Design (MOMAC) at the ARCS 2014.
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1st International Workshop on Multicore Application Debugging (MAD 2013)

Munich, Germany, November 14-15, 2013: Prof. Dr. Herkersdorf (TUM), Prof. Leupers (RWTH Aachen) and Prof. Chakraborty (TUM) are organizing the First International Workshop on Multicore Application Debugging (MAD 2013) at the TU in Munich . » more information.


Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wildermann is honored with the doctoral award of the STAEDTLER Stiftung.

October 28, 2013: Seit 15 Jahren vergibt die STAEDTLER-Stiftung jährlich 10 Promotionspreise an Doktoranden der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg für außergewöhnliche Leistungen. In diesem Jahr erhält Dr. Stefan Wildermann einen der Promotionspreise der STAEDTLER-Stiftung für seine Doktorarbeit mit dem Titel "Systematic Design of Self-Adaptive Embedded Systems with Applications in Image Processing".
Promotionspreis Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wildermann

Special Session at ESWEEK, September 30, 2013, Montreal, Canada:
Run-Time Adaptation for Highly-Complex Multi-Core Systems

organised by Prof. Henkel (KIT)

ESWEEK 2013 A special session on the topic of "Run-Time Adaptation for Highly-Complex Multi-Core Systems" has been organised by Prof. Jörg Henkel for presentation at ESWEEK in Toronto during the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis (CODESISSS). see » http://esweek.acm.org/codesisss.


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013 (FAU)

At the Embedded Systems Initiative (ESI) booth at the Science Night 2013, Carolin Böhm-Reichert, Sascha Roloff and Dr. Torsten Klie gave an overview about the current research vision of Invasive Computing, which lets applications demand processors and the computer tries to fulfill them. Under the motto „Friendly Invasion of Processors”, we explained how the workload of several applications can be distributed to more than 100 processors in a fair way.
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Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013 Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2013

Jürgen Becker ist Ehrendoktor der TWU Budapest

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Becker June 2013, TWU Budapest, Hungary: Professor Jürgen Becker, der am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) das Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung leitet, hat die Ehrendoktorwürde der Technischen und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Universität (TWU) Budapest erhalten. Die Hochschule zeichnet ihn damit für seine Forschung zu Eingebetteten Systemen aus.


Best Paper Award for InvasIC Team at ASAP13

ASAP13 June 6, 2013, Washington, DC, USA: Prof. Teich (2nd to the right) is honored by receiving the best paper award for the contribution Symbolic Parallelization of Loop Programs for Massively Parallel Processor Arrays at the 24th IEEE Int. Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP13), Washington DC, USA.


Tag der Informatik 2013 at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg

April 26, 2013, Erlangen: The focus of this year's "Tag der Informatik" at the FAU is on "Cyber-Physical Systems".
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Presentation at DATE 2013, March 18-22, 2013, Grenoble, France:
Resource-aware Video Processing on Tightly-Coupled Processor Arrays

Vahid Lari and Dr. Frank Hannig

DATE 2013 Invasive Computing was represented with multiple contributions at DATE 2013. Amongst technical presentations, Vahid Lari (FAU) had a demonstration at DATE'13 University Booth on "Resource-aware Video Processing on Tightly-Coupled Processor Arrays". Here, a prototype of a 5x5 tightly-coupled processor array (TCPA) was demonstrated using a Synopsys CHIPit prototyping platform. The demonstration shows how an invasive image processing application can adapt its quality of image filtering while keeping a fixed level of output throughput (as an application requirement). More specific, an input video stream is fed to the CHIPit system, through a DVI extension board, and processed by the TCPA and then, the output is shown on a display. The targeted applications on the invasive TCPA prototype are several real-time 1-D and 2-D image filters on a streaming input video. Here, based on the number of available PEs in the TCPA, a suitable 2-D edge detection or Gaussian filtering kernel is loaded.
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10th anniversary of Department of Computer Science 12 (Hardware-Software-Co-Design) at FAU

March 8, 2013, FAU: The 10th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science 12 (headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich) will be celebrated on 8th of March 2013. Prof. Franz-Josef Rammig (Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Universität Paderborn) will give the plenary lecture on "Autonomie, Adaptivität, Selbstorganisation: Auf dem Weg zu Cyber Physical Systems".
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Invasive Computing News in HPC Wire: "The Week in HPC Research"

February 21, 2013: Invasive Computing has received considerable attention in the HPC community. A contribution by Michael Bader, Hans-Joachim Bungartz, and Martin Schreiber has found mentioning in a news article of HPC Wire under » www.hpcwire.com

Dagstuhl-Seminar 13052: Multicore Enablement for Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems, Jan. 27th - Feb. 1st 2013, Schloss Dagstuhl

Prof. Herkersdorf, Prof. Hinchey (University of Limerick) and Prof. Paulitsch (EADS Deutschland)

Participants

Professors Herkersdorf (TUM), Hinchey (University of Limerick) and Paulitsch (EADS Deutschland) are organising the Seminar "Multicore Enablement for Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems" in Schloss Dagstuhl. An Abstract of the Seminar is availabel » here.

Workshop at ICCAD, November 8, 2012, San Jose, California:
1st International Workshop on Domain-Specific Multicore Computing

organised by Prof. Teich (FAU) and Prof. Vijay Narayanan (Penn State University)

1st International Workshop on Domain-Specific Multicore Computing Prof. Teich (FAU) and Prof. Vijay Narayanan (Penn State University) are organising the 1st International Workshop on Domain-Specific Multicore Computing at ICCAD 2012. The progam is available as » pdf.



Special Session at FDL 2012, September 18, 2012, Wien, Austria:
Invasive Programming of Heterogeneous Multi-Core Systems

organised by Christian Haubelt (University of Rostock)

Prof. Jürgen Teich (FAU), Marcel Meyer (TUM) and Prof. Michael Gerndt (TUM) present the Transregio in a Special Session on "Invasive Programming of Heterogeneous Multi-Core Systems" at FDL 2012.

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Carsten Tradowsky, Florian Thoma, Michael Hübner and Jürgen Becker receive the Best Work-in-Progress Paper Award on the SIES 2012

June 22, 2012: Carsten Tradowsky, Florian Thoma, Michael Hübner and Jürgen Becker receive the Best Work-in-Progress Paper Award for their paper "SPARC: Using an Architrecture Description Language Approach for Modelling an Adaptive Processor Microarchitecture" on the 7th IEE International Symposium on Idustrial Embedded Systems (SIES) 2012.
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40th anniversary of Department of Computer Science 4 (Distributed Systems and Operating Systems) at FAU

The 40th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science 4 (headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Schröder-Preikschat) will be celebrated on June 29, 2012.
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Prof. Teich visits Dr. Matthias Sauer, Director at Apple, Cupertino, CA.

Jürgen Teich visiting Apple

June 01, 2012: Prof. Teich visits Dr. Matthias Sauer, Director at Apple, Cupertino, CA.­­­

Tag der Informatik 2012 at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg

April 20, 2012: The focus of this year's "Tag der Informatik" at the FAU is on "Going Parallel – Informatik im Multi-/Many-Core Zeitalter".
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Michael Hübner is apppointed as professor at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Since April 2012 Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Micha­el Hüb­ner is the Chair for Em­bed­ded Sys­tems for In­for­ma­ti­on Tech­no­lo­gy (ESIT) at the Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty of Bo­chum (RUB).

Tamim Asfour is apppointed as professor at the KIT

Since Febuary 2012 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamim Asfour­­ is the Chair for Humanoide Robotik Systems at the Karlsruhe Institut ­of Tech­no­lo­gy ­­­­(KIT).

Leibniz-Preis für Peter Sanders

December 08, 2011: Professor Peter Sanders vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) erhält den renommierten Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) für das Jahr 2012. Der Leibniz-Preis ist mit 2,5 Millionen Euro der international höchstdotierte Wissenschaftspreis. Seit 2004 forscht und lehrt Sanders am KIT. Der Wissenschaftler ist auf internationaler wie auf nationaler Ebene eine der Schlüsselfiguren des Algorithm Engineering.

Mitglieder des SFB/Transregio 89 in DFG-Fachkollegien gewählt

December 08, 2011: Professor Andreas Herkersdorf (TUM) und Professor Jörg Henkel (KIT) wurden in das Fachkollegium "Informatik – Rechnerarchitekturen und eingebettete Systeme" sowie Professor Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat (FAU) in das Fachkollegium "Informatik – Betriebs-, Kommunikations- und Informationssysteme" der DFG für die Amtsperiode 2012 bis 2015 gewählt.

Neues Graduiertenkolleg "Heterogene Bildsysteme"

November 14, 2011: Die DFG richtet das neue GRK 1773 an der der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg ein, in dem heterogene Bildsysteme geplant, entwickelt und realisiert werden sollen. Systeme zur Verarbeitung, Erzeugung und Übertragung digitaler Bilder unterliegen sehr oft hohen Anforderungen mit Blick auf Rechenleistung, Datendurchsatz oder Kosten. Das zeigen etwa Beispiele aus der medizinischen Bildverarbeitung oder Computerspielanwendungen. Die Bildsysteme sind in zweierlei Hinsicht heterogen: Zum einen ist innerhalb eines Systems die Berechnung auf mehrere verschiedenartige Komponenten verteilt, zum anderen gibt es eine große, heterogene Menge an Architekturen, auf denen unterschiedliche Bildanwendungen laufen sollen. Beide Arten von Heterogenität sollen im Graduiertenkolleg erforscht werden. Sprecher des Graduiertenkollegs ist Professor Marc Stamminger. Des Weiteren sind u. a. noch folgende Wissenschaftler, die auch im SFB/Transregio 89 involviert sind, an dem neuen GRK beteiligt: Dr. Frank Hannig, Dr. Daniel Lohmann, Professor Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat und Professor Jürgen Teich.

Treffen auf der Embedded Systems Week

Jürgen Teich visiting ESWEEK Ocotber 10, 2011: Ehemalige (Studenten, Postdocs und Visiting Scholars) von Prof. Edward A. Lee, UC Berkeley, treffen sich auf der Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) 2011 in Taipeh, Taiwan.
Prof. Teich verbrachte das Jahr 1994 als Postdoktorand der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (Visiting Scholar) in der Ptolemy-Forschergruppe von Prof. Lee.


Prof. Teich elected Member of Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe"

September 24, 2011: Herr Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich, Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Hardware-Software-Co-Design an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, wurde zum Mitglied der Academia Europaea (AE), the Academy of Europe, gewählt.
Mitglieder der Academia Europaea sind u. a. führende Wissenschaftler aus den Gebieten Physik, Biologie, Medizin, Mathematik, Literaturwissenschaften, Geisteswissenschaften, Sozialwissenschaften, Kognitionswissenschaften, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Rechtswissenschaften.
Die Berufung zum Mitglied ist eine große Ehre und Anerkennung für die herausragenden Leistungen von Herrn Professor Teich auf dem Gebiet der Informatik.

Prof. Teich wird zum Associate Editor (AE) bestellt"

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich (Lehrstuhl für Hardware-Software-Co-Design) wird bestellt zum Associate Editor (AE) der Zeitschrift ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), siehe http://todaes.acm.org

ASAP 2010 in Rennes (Frankreich)

July 07-09, 2010: Die 21. IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors, kurz "ASAP 2010", wurde in diesem Jahr von Prof. Teich mit organisiert.
Ausführliche Informationen zur Konferenz finden Sie auf den Webseiten der ASAP 2010.

Start des DFG Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 89

July 01, 2010: Sprecherhochschule ist die Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sprecher ist Herr Professor Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich. Weitere antragstellende Hochschulen sind das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie und die Technische Universität München.

Begehung

Verleihung des Humboldt-Forschungspreises an Prof. Dr. Zoran Salcic

March 19, 2010: Im Rahmen der Verleihung des Humboldt-Forschungspreises in Bamberg überreichte Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Präsident der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung, heute die Urkunde an Prof. Dr. Zoran Salcic von der University of Auckland, Neu-Seeland. Prof. Salcic ist derzeit Gastprofessor am Lehrstuhl von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich.

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