Last year, my PhD student Hazem Ali got a HiPEAC collaboration grant sponsoring a three month visit in the Electronic Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology, hosted by Dr. Sander Stuijk. The topic of the joint research is related to the borderland between data-flow and traditional real-time analysis. On page 15 in the latest issue of the HiPEAC Newsletter, you can read more about his stay.
I have recently become a member of the HiPEAC Network of Excellence, a network with the goal to steer and increase the European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems and to stimulate collaboration between academia and industry. Joining this network is an additional step towards establishing a strong international network and I look forward to meeting new interesting people as well as seeing some well-known faces at future HiPEAC events. The membership also provides interesting collaboration opportunities by providing collaboration grants to PhD students. Any PhD students interested in a three-month collaboration visit in Prague is welcome to contact me to discuss if there is any interesting work we can do together that can result in a high-quality joint publication.
Our tutorial Designing Next-Generation Real-Time Streaming Systems was accepted at HiPEAC 2013, which takes place in Berlin January 2013. The tutorial is a collaboration between Eindhoven University of Technology, ST-Ericsson and Saarland University, and presents, among other things, predictability concepts from the CompSOC platform and its associated toolchain. We hope to see you there!
The tutorial webpage is available here.
Today, we celebrate that Karthik Chandrasekar has received a 3 month HiPEAC collaboration grant to visit the group of Prof. Norbert Wehn at Kaiserslautern Institute of Technology. The application process was competitive with approximately 30% of 67 proposals being funded. The grant serves to extend the existing collaboration between our two groups and will be used to conduct research on the hot topic of “Mobile and 3D-Stacked Wide I/O DRAM Power Modeling and Optimization”.
The memory team congratulates Gervin Thomas from TU Berlin for having his paper entitled “A Predictor-based Power-Saving Policy for DRAM Memories” accepted at DSD 2012. This work is the result of Gervin’s HiPEAC collaboration visit in Eindhoven between August and October 2011. During this time, he worked closely with Karthik Chandrasekar on finding a way to use the self-refresh mode of DRAMs to reduce the power consumption in soft real-time systems without significantly reducing performance. The camera-ready version of the paper will be available shortly.
Update: The paper is now available online. Click here to read it.