ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation
This work (code-named FCUDA-II) offers an advanced modeling and search engine in the multi-granularity parallelism design space to map CUDA kernels to FPGAs. It combines resource/period/latency modeling with a theoretically optimal yet efficient search algorithm to identify the best combination of various parallelism/design parameters in a short period of time. It offers up to 7x speedup in terms of performance compared to the original FCUDA work (which received the Best Paper Award at SASP 2009). The collaboration between researchers from UCLA and UIUC has been very successful.
Download "Multilevel Granularity Parallelism Synthesis on FPGAs" (PDF)
Posted May 12, 2011
About CADathlon @ ICCAD: In the spirit of the long-running ACM programming contest, the CADathlon challenges students in their CAD knowledge, and their problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills. It serves as an innovative initiative to assist in the development of top students in the EDA field. The contest will provide a platform for SIGDA, academia, and industry to focus attention on the best and brightest of next generation CAD professionals.
For more details, please visit http://www.sigda.org/programs/cadathlon/
Posted November 24, 2010
IEEE CAS Awards 2010 (July 2010)
Prof. Jason Cong is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award. This award honors the individual whose exceptional technical contributions to a field within the scope of the CAS Society have been consistently evident over a period of years. The citation of the award for Prof. Cong reads “For seminal contributions to electronic design automation, especially in FPGA synthesis, VLSI interconnect optimization, and physical design automation”. Prof. Cong received the award at the IEEE International SoC Conference on September 27, 2010.
Customized Computing for Health Care: Researchers are designing targeted types of computer software and hardware
Posted July 26, 2010
Expeditions in Computing Continue to Break New Ground
Press Release 09-190 by National Science Foundation
Released October 6, 2009