IEEE Kansai Section第31回技術講演会

IEEE Kansai Section第31回技術講演会
The 31st IEEE Kansai Section Lecture Meeting

その第31回目として、京都大学大学院工学研究科との共催により、Kent State Universityの Prof. Robert A. Walkerをお招きし、以下の要領で講演会を開催致します。


IEEE Kansai Section will have the 31st IEEE Kansai Section Lecture Meeting as follows. Anyone can attend it even if you are not a member.



Associative Computing for Embedded Processors


Professor Robert A. Walker
              Computer Science Department
              Kent State University              

日時(Time & Date)

2005年2月2日(火) 午後2時00分~午後3時30分
Tuesday, February 2, 2005 14:00~15:30


京都大学工学部3号館W202 (旧電気第3講義室、吉田キャンパス)
           Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering, Yoshida Campus
           〒606-8501 京都府京都市左京区吉田本町




This talk takes a new look at associative computing -- a variation of SIMD computing developed over 30 years ago -- and its application to embedded systems.
As chips grow to exceed one billion transistors, architects find a myriad of uses for those transistors, including Systems-on-a-Chip (SOCs), multiprocessor SOCs, and DSP arrays. Yet another alternative is the SIMD processor array SOC, with thousands of small Processing Elements (PEs) controlled by one or more Control Units (CUs) on a single chip. While some applications may benefit from tens of powerful 64-bit CPUs, a large shared memory, and a network-on-a-chip, other applications may benefit from thousands of simple 8-bit CPUs, each with a small local memory, and the resulting massive parallelism.
This talk will describe an extension to SIMD computing called "associative computing" that is ideally suited for many applications such as database processing, image processing, genome matching, or computational geometry. Two associative SIMD algorithms will be described in detail -- a string matching algorithm and a convex hull algorithm.


Robert A. Walker received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1988. He joined the faculty of in the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989, and moved to Kent State University in 1996. He has a strong interest in teaching, and received the Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship in 1990 and the Rensselaer Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 1992.
His early research interests were in the field of high-level synthesis, in particular the scheduling and design space exploration problems. He wrote two dozen papers and two books on these topics. His more recent work has focused on novel architectures for embedded systems. He and many of his students have explored the use of associative SIMD computing techniques on FPGAs. With another student, he is exploring techniques for improving instruction cache performance in embedded systems.
Dr. Walker is very active in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), where he is currently serving as the Chairman of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation (ACM/SIGDA) and as Chair of the ACM SIG Governing Board. He has been on the ACM/SIGDA Advisory Board since 1992, previously serving as Secretary / Treasurer and Newsletter Editor, and he received the SIGDA Meritorious Service Award in 1997.
Dr. Walker has served on over 50 conference steering, organizing, and program committees, including 7 years on the the ICCAD Executive Committee, and current service on the DAC Executive Committee.

参加費 (Fee)

無料 Free

参加申込み先 (Contact for registration)

   津森 祥子
   Sachiko Tsumori (NTT Communication Science Laboratories)
   NTT コミュニケーション科学基礎研究所
   メディア情報研究部 信号処理研究グループ
   Tel: (0774) 93 5162   Fax: (0774) 93 5158
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  Please register in advance. E-mail or fax IEEE member ID, your name and affiliation by January 26 (wed).

本件連絡先 (For further information)

   IEEE Kansai Section Technical Program Committee Secretary
   三好 正人(NTT コミュニケーション科学基礎研究所)


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