October 8, 2009
ECE graduate student Daniel McFarlin, won the Best Paper award at the 2009 conference on High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) together with his co-authors, ECE professors Franz Franchetti and Markus Püschel. Only one award is given among about 70 accepted submissions. The award last year also went to the Spiral group, the first time at HPEC that the award is won two years in a row by the same research group.
McFarlin's paper is in the context of the Spiral project and shows the computer generation of efficient C code for Intel's upcoming Larrabee processor.