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ASH: A Substrate for Scalable Architectures

March 19, 2002 Tuesday
Hamerschlag Hall 1112
3:30 p.m.

Mihai Budiu

Ph.D. Student, Department of CS, Carnegine Mellon

In this talk we present a new computer architecture based on application-specific hardware. Programs written in high-level languages are translated into dataflow machines which are next synthesized on reconfigurable hardware substrates. This computer architecture promises to have better scalability properties as technological improvements offer more hardware resources: it doesn't require processor redesigns, is naturally distributed, can be implemented using asynchronous logic, and is more amenable to formal verification.

Mihai Budiu is a fifth year graduate student in the CS Department doing work in the area of strange compilers and bizarre computer architectures. His advisor is Seth Goldstein, who is interested in exotic hardware substrates.


Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversitySchool of Computer Science