Collaborative Projects

cfaed - Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden

cfaed started as Cluster of Excellence at Technische Universität Dresden, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) from 2012 to 2018. The Center aims at impacting the future of electronics by initiating revolutionary new applications (e.g., electronics featuring zero-boot time, THz imaging, and complex biosignal processing). 

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EVEREST: dEsign enVironmEnt foR Extreme-Scale big data analyTics on heterogeneous platforms

Future Big Data systems will be data-driven, but also featuring complex heterogeneous and reconfigurable architectures that must be redesigned or customized based on the nature and locality of the data, and the type of learning/decisions to be performed. EVEREST addresses the matching problem between future application (and data) requirements, and the characteristics of the underlying heterogeneous hardware. The project aims at developing a holistic approach for co-designing computation and communication in a heterogeneous, distributed, scalable and secure systems for High Performance Big Data Analytics. This is achieved by simplifying the programmability of heterogeneous and distributed architectures through a “data-driven” design approach, the use of hardware-accelerated AI, and through an efficient monitoring of the execution with a unified hardware/software paradigm.



HiPEAC (European Network of Excellence on High-Performance Embedded Architecture and Compilation)

Since 2008 Prof. Castrillon has been an active member of the European Network of Excellence HiPEAC. The chair for Compiler Construction will continue to actively participate in this thrilling network.

HiPEAC's missions are:

  • to steer and increase the European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems
  • to stimulate cooperation between academia and industry, computer architects and tool builders
  • to create a visible and integrated pan-European community in computing systems.
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RoSI Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg)

The DFG Research Training Group "Role-based Software Infrastructures for continuous-context-sensitive Systems" (RoSI) aims to apply the concept of roles at different abstraction levels, i.e., modeling of concepts, languages, applications, and software systems, and demonstrate its practical applicability. The Chair for Compiler Construction investigates compiler optimizations, mostly at run-time, to reduce the performance overhead incurred by programming with roles. 


Silexica Inc/GmbH

The chair for compiler construction has a close cooperation with Silexica. Silexica is an award-wining company that provides tools for programming embedded multicore architectures. Together with the Silexica team, we work on methodologies and algorithms for programming heterogeneous systems. This includes extraction of parallelism from C code and mapping of process networks to multicores.

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National Instruments

NI provides powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. From daily tasks to grand challenges, NI helps engineers and scientists overcome complexity to exceed even their own expectations. Customers in nearly every industry—from healthcare and automotive to consumer electronics and particle physics—use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve our world.