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  • 1. Intel Berkeley Extreme Interconnected Systems Lablet http:// David Culler UCB EECS & Academic Director Shattuck and Center, 13 th floor, between BWRC and ICSI, great view!
  • 2. New model for ind/acad collaboration
    • Key challenges ahead in EECS are fundamentally problems of scale
      • require level of investigation and of engineering that is beyond what is sustainable within the university and beyond what a company can commit outside product scope
      • industry possesses key technology and expertise
      • requires insights from many perspectives
    • A new lab stucture built around deep research collaboration and intimate ties to the EECS department
      • industry contributes substantial effort of high quality
      • projects span boundaries
      • faculty co-direct lab
      • student / faculty cycles drive the continuous motion
    • Operate in uniquely open fashion
  • 3. Intel Research Network of Lablets Concept
    • Network of small labs working closely with top computer science departments around the world on deeply collaborative projects.
      • currently Berkeley, Washington, CMU
    • Complement the corporate labs
      • explore off the roadmap, long range, high risk
    • Complement the external research council
      • drive projects of significant scale and impact
    • Expand the channel
      • bidirectional transfer of people, ideas, technology
  • 4. Mission for the Network of Labs
    • Bold new form of Industry-University collaboration that reflects the changing nature of the information age.
    • Conduct the highest quality research in emerging, important areas of CS and IT.
    • Join the unique strengths of Universities and the company in concurrent, collaborative efforts that are both broad in scope and deeply penetrating in exploration.
    • Operate in a uniquely open fashion, promoting a powerful, bidirectional exchange of groundbreaking ideas, technology, and people.
    • Leadership role in the creation of new research ecosystems spanning the continuum from academic study to product development.
    • Labs will be project-focused with an active, constantly evolving agenda involving Intel researchers, University researchers, and members of the larger research community
  • 5. Scale and structure
    • Active day-to-day involvement
    • 15 full-time Intel Researchers and Engineers
    • ~5 part-time Intel folks
    • 20 faculty, students, visitors, research consultants
    • Two-in-a-box co-directors
    • University Direction + Intel Director
    • Report to David Tennenhouse, VP Research
    • Project focused
    • ~6-year projects starting about every two years
  • 6. Berkeley Focus
    • Extreme Interconnected Systems
    • Invent, develop, explore, analyze, and understand highly interconnected systems at the extremes of the computing and networking spectrum - the very large, the very small, and the very numerous
    • Do leading-edge Computer Science on problems of scale, cutting across traditional areas of architecture, operating systems, networks, and languages to enable a wide range of explorations in ubiquitous computing, both embedded in the environment or carried easily on moving objects and people
  • 7. Areas of Emphasis
    • “ endonets”
      • dense, fine-grain networked systems deeply embedded in or interacting with physical environment
      • sensor networks
      • ubiquitous computing architectures
      • computational fabrics, surfaces, structures
    • “ exonets”
      • broad coverage networked systems at societal scale
      • world-wide storage systems
      • composable infrastructure services
      • massive servers for millions of users
  • 8. Initial Projects
    • Open experimental platform for Networked Embedded Systems Technology (NEST)
      • collaborative with UCB DARPA project
      • supporting 10 other DARPA projects
    • Goal:
      • new approach to networked embedded SW
      • enable research in algorithms, real-time systems, ...
      • explore platform system architecture in new space
    • Components
      • Low-cost flexible wireless sensor device for large-scale experimentation
      • Extensible Event-driven Tiny OS
      • Tiny Networking & Security
      • FSM-based Development Environment
      • Scalable, Adversarial Simulation
      • Infrastructure services
    • Building blocks for ubiquitous computing
      • Pocket-change computing dot
  • 9. Current Research Team
    • Kevin Fall: UCSD, ISI, UCB, NetBoost, Intel
      • high speed ip networking
    • Alan Mainwaring: TMC, UCB, Sun, Intel
      • virtual networks, deep scalable network systems
    • Anind Dey: Georgia Tech, aware house
      • framework for context aware applns
    • David Gay: UCB
      • Prog. Lang. design/Imp for novel comm. layers
    • Deborah Estrin, Faculty consultant
      • internet, multicast, rsvp,...sensor nets
    • Paul Wright, Faculty consultant
      • infopad, BWRC, cybercut
    • Justin Tomilson
      • optimization, IEOR PhD Student
  • 10. Current Faculty Research Associates
    • James Demmel Large-scale computational science
    • Michael Franklin Sensor Databases
    • Steven Glaser structural dynamics
    • Joe Hellerstein Streaming Databases
    • John Kubiatowicz planetary storage
    • James Landay User Interfaces
    • Jennifer Mankoff HCI
    • David Patterson Architecture
    • Kris Pister MEMS, Smart Dust
    • Jan Rabaey Low power systems
    • Satish Rao Distr. Systems Theory
    • Ion Stoika Networking
    • Vivek Subramanian Disposable devices
    • David Wagner Security
    • Kathy Yelick Parallel Languages
  • 11. Summer Interns 2001
    • UCB Tiny OS team
      • Jason Hill, Rob Scewczyk, Alec Woo
    • UCLA directed diffusion
      • Depak Ganesan, Solomon Bein
    • UCB sensor database
      • Sam Madden (with Michael Franklin)
    • UCB IP/Infiniband SAN
      • Philip Buonadonna
    • UCB ocean store
      • Hakim Weatherspoon (with John Kubiatowicz)
    • visiting grad from Cornel + other UCB grads
  • 12. Where this is going?
    • Deep involvement in CITRIS
      • societal sensor network infrastructure
    • New networking foundations at each of the levels
      • Design principles
      • HW structures, OS support
      • Media access, transmission control, Routing, Security
      • Theory
      • Applications
    • New set of concerns
      • dynamic self-organization, adaptation
      • harsh resource constraints
      • collective behavior
    • Unique opportunity in the union
      • microscopic devices (really)