DRESD  Future Plan D ynamic  R econfigurability   in  E mbedded  S ystem  D esign .:: 0809 ::. Marco D. Santambrogio: marc...
Inside DRESD <ul><li>The  first  research group (born in 2004) in the reconfigurable computing area @ Polimi (also in Ital...
Outline <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </l...
What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&E: DRESD, a virtuous circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Research and Education: DRESD, a virtuous circle <ul><li>Research  and  Education  have been often perceived as a dichotom...
DRESD in regular curricula @ PdM a.a. 08/09 <ul><li>Undergraduate classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ing Inf : computer archite...
What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DRESD research obj...
DRESD Research Objectives <ul><li>Define a reconfigurable design methodology that exploits FPGAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Des...
MicroLAB and RCLAB <ul><li>The first Italian  R econfigurable  C omputing  LAB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located inside the Mi...
Groups  1/2 <ul><li>Blanket : architectures  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website:  http://www.dresd.org/blanket </li></ul></ul><...
Groups  2/2 <ul><li>OSyRiS : operating system support  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website:  http ://www.dresd.org/osyris </li><...
Groups Vs Areas <ul><li>Groups: a operative view of the projects in DRESD </li></ul><ul><li>Areas: a logical view of the w...
Publications Trend
Publications Trend <ul><li>Year, #, % </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2005:  8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006:  18  ( 225% ) </li><...
DRESD Collaborations <ul><li>Active collaborations during 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paderborn University and HNI </li></u...
What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association...
The Association <ul><li>DRESD will become an official association! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’d like to support our R&D visi...
What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association...
Search the Research: an adventure in the world of Reconfigurable Systems <ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning ...
Regular Meeting and Talks <ul><li>DRESD Regular Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2008 – July 2009 </li></ul></ul><u...
Workshop and Meeting <ul><li>1st Reconfigurable Computing Italian Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 December 2008 </li></ul...
3rd 3DDRESD <ul><li>We were used to spend 3-4 days…  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this time we’ll have a 3D-DRESD of a week!  </l...
4th 3DDRESD <ul><li>5 days… enough? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 29 - August 7 2008  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second DRESD Wor...
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  1. 1. DRESD Future Plan D ynamic R econfigurability in E mbedded S ystem D esign .:: 0809 ::. Marco D. Santambrogio: marco.santambrogio@polimi.it
  2. 2. Inside DRESD <ul><li>The first research group (born in 2004) in the reconfigurable computing area @ Polimi (also in Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>A structured structure of people involved in DRESD </li></ul><ul><li>A research group based on people and not on roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the individuality should be favored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>take care of individuals to build a strong team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A research group based on roles and not on people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it should be independent of the people involved today (continuity) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it cannot rely only on the initial enthusiasm and on the efforts of few people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let’s work together but the organization has to be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>agile, distributed, participated </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&E: DRESD, a virtuous circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DRESD @ PdM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research and Education: DRESD, a virtuous circle <ul><li>Research and Education have been often perceived as a dichotomy </li></ul><ul><li>While a suitable balance and a careful guidance of the students is of key importance, we advocate an holistic approach to the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>This scenario turns into a virtuous cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We try to transform a zero sum game , as the research/education is often perceived, as a win-win game , in which both the quality and result of research and the students experience are positively influenced. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. DRESD in regular curricula @ PdM a.a. 08/09 <ul><li>Undergraduate classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ing Inf : computer architecture projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduate classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SW Laboratory (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Architecture (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Performance Processors and Systems (projects and regular class) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soft Computing (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data mining and AI (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware Design Methodologies (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware and Software Design Methodologies (projects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded Systems (projects) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DRESD research objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MicroLAB and RCLAB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups and Views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DRESD collaborations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planned </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul>
  8. 8. DRESD Research Objectives <ul><li>Define a reconfigurable design methodology that exploits FPGAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design automation flow and tools to generate hardware and software components and runtime support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamically reconfigurable hardware and software architectures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploit dynamic reconfigurability for different target reconfigurable architectures </li></ul><ul><li>Define and implement a new generation of self reconfigurable architectures based on Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the reconfiguration performance via novel techniques, i.e. runtime reconfigurable cores relocation, reconfigurable cores identification, reconfigurable cores reuse </li></ul><ul><li>Design innovative applicative solutions towards real world needs </li></ul><ul><li>Explore novel architectural paradigms e.g, DNA computing, bio-inspired system, neuroscience and reconfigurable computing </li></ul>
  9. 9. MicroLAB and RCLAB <ul><li>The first Italian R econfigurable C omputing LAB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located inside the MicroLAB @ DEI (Politecnico di Milano) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RCLAB Workstations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linux/Windows: 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptops: 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RCLAB FPGAs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Xilinx: 35 (VIIP: 15 , V4: 3fx, 3lx; V5: 2, S3: 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altera: 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATMEL: 1 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Groups 1/2 <ul><li>Blanket : architectures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.dresd.org/blanket </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Caronte : design flow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.dresd.org/caronte </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CITiES : communication infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/cities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DReAMS : multi-FPGAs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.dresd.org/dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HERA : evolvable HW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http://www.dresd.org/hera </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HLR : theoretical aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/hlr </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Groups 2/2 <ul><li>OSyRiS : operating system support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/osyris </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polaris : placement and relocation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/polaris </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RDL : modeling and system specification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/rdl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R4R : reliability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/r4r </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VALERIE : simulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: http ://www.dresd.org/valerie </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Groups Vs Areas <ul><li>Groups: a operative view of the projects in DRESD </li></ul><ul><li>Areas: a logical view of the work developed in DRESD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>earendil: the DRESD toolchain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>silmarillion: the architectural side of DRESD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox: don’t reinvent the wheel, a repository of common tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rescuer/explorer robots, automotive, software defined radio, base station system, graphics pipeline, autonomous adaptive systems, asip, adaptable hardware accelerators, reliable systems </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Publications Trend
  14. 14. Publications Trend <ul><li>Year, #, % </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2005: 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006: 18 ( 225% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007: 25 ( 312% , 139% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 (expected): 30 ( 375% , 167% , 120% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DELTA: 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EWME: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISVLSI: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RAW: 3 – one keynote speach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAMOS: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IFIP VLSI-SoC: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FDL: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FPL: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems: 1 – invited paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VLSI-SoC: From Systems To Silicon, Springer 2008: (ac. in 2007 )2 - To appear </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submitted (under revision) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal: 7 (transaction), 1 (JSA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASP-DAC: 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ReConFig: 3 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. DRESD Collaborations <ul><li>Active collaborations during 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paderborn University and HNI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EPFL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northwestern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATMEL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inpeco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xilinx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MindWay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HiPEAC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations in progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CHREC </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission and Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Association <ul><li>DRESD will become an official association! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’d like to support our R&D vision with concrete actions and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...More information will be available soon on the DRESD webiste! </li></ul>
  18. 18. What’s next <ul><li>Academia (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>Research (objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD, the association </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search the Research: an adventure in the world of Reconfigurable Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular meeting and talks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RC how to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reconfigurable Computing week @ DEI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Reconfigurable Conputing Italian Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3DDRESD </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Search the Research: an adventure in the world of Reconfigurable Systems <ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning the reconfigurable systems basic concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasure hunt in Milan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding the participants in the reconfigurable systems discovery by means of trials, useful both for entertainment and learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The treasure hunt will be organised in 5 to 10 trials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which will lead the participants to build a simple reconfigurable system containing the key to solve the final puzzle and find the treasure. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Regular Meeting and Talks <ul><li>DRESD Regular Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2008 – July 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every two weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DRESD Talks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 2008 – July 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invited speakers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polimi: prof. Dadda, prof. Stefanelli, prof. Ferrandi, prof. Bruschi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALTERA: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STMicroelectronics: Davide Pandini (Central CAD and Design Solutions - STMicroelectronics) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MindWay: Michele Corvo (Edaway s.r.l. and Mindway s.r.l. Marketing and Sails Manager) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info @ http:// www.dresd.org /talks </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Workshop and Meeting <ul><li>1st Reconfigurable Computing Italian Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 December 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info @ http://www.dresd.org/rcim </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reconfigurable Computing Week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 – 30 October 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DEI, Politecnico di Milano </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info @ https ://www.dresd.org/rcw </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. 3rd 3DDRESD <ul><li>We were used to spend 3-4 days… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this time we’ll have a 3D-DRESD of a week! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 28 - August 1 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First DRESD Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>28 – 30 July 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info @ http://www.dresd.org/dw </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Costs (day): 15€ thanks to ATMEL and Inpeco </li></ul><ul><li>DRESD news... The DRESD newsletter </li></ul>
  23. 23. 4th 3DDRESD <ul><li>5 days… enough? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 29 - August 7 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second DRESD Workshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 – 31 July 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Info @ http://www.dresd.org/dw </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer school in RC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 – 7 August 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Costs (day): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15€ thanks to ATMEL and Inpeco (DRESD Workshop) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DRESDiadi... DRESD Olympic Games </li></ul></ul>
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