ASH: A Substrate for Scalable
March 19, 2002 Tuesday
Hamerschlag Hall 1112
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.