Chair News

Invited talk at ISC HPC

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On the 28th of June, Prof. Castrillon gave an invited talk at the "Post Moore Interconnects Workshop" co-located with the ISC high performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. This event, organized by Dr. Neena Imam from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US, gathered together experts from technology, system architecture and system's software to talk about upcoming technologies with a strong emphasis on interconnects. Prof. Castrillon shared the vision of the Orchestration Path of cfaed (slides).   


Opening talk at UdeA Celebration

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Prof. Castrillon was invited to give an opening talk at the 50-year Celebration of the Department of Electronics, Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA, in the context of the IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing (COLCOM). On May 16, Prof. Castrillon talked about the why of parallel programming as well as dataflow-based programming models and domain specific languages for today’s and future computing systems (see here). He also participated in a discussion panel about the role of research at the Universidad de Antioquia. 


We moved!

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The chair for compiler construction just moved to the new cfaed building. We left our old address at Georg-Schumann-Str. 7A and are now to be found at 

Building Barkhausenbau 
Helmholtzstrasse 18
3rd floor, rooms BAR III50 – III82
01069 Dresden

While still under construction, it is not easy to find the way. Look at our contact page for detailed directions. 


CC Chair at CC-CGO-PPoPP-HPCA'18

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Norman and Sebastian gave 3 talks at this years CC-CGO-PPoPP-HPCA Joint Conference series:

In the workshop for Real World DSLs (RWDSL), Norman presented his work on a DSL for computational fluid dynamics. At the Compiler Construction (CC) conference, Sebastian gave a talk on our compiler framework Ÿauhau that optimizes I/O in microservices. Finally, Sebastian presented work on implicit parallel programming in the domain of big data systems in a workshop on Programming Models and Applications for Multicores and Manycores (PMAM). All talks were well received and inspired interesting discussions.


CC Chair at HiPEAC'18

The Chair for Compiler Construction was well-represented at this year's HiPEAC conference

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The Chair for Compiler Construction was well represented at the HiPEAC Conference, which took place in Manchester, UK from January 22nd-24th 2018. The HiPEAC conference is the premier European forum for experts in computer architecture, programming models, compilers and operating systems for embedded and general-purpose systems. Three researchers from the chair presented their work in the main-track session and co-located workshops. Andrés Goens presented his papers “Symmetry in Software Synthesis” in the main track session and “Level Graphs: Generating Benchmarks for Concurrency Optimizations in Compilers” in the co-located workshop MULTIPROG’18. Robert Khasanov presented his paper “Implicit Data-Parallelism in Kahn Process Networks: Bridging the MacQueen Gap” in the workshop PARMA-DITAM and Asif Ali Khan presented his paper “NVMain Extension for Multi-Level Cache Systems” in the RAPIDO workshop. The three researchers participated in the social event and other conference sessions where they met like-minded individuals from across the globe and discussed the general perspective of their research areas.


IEEE Rebooting Computing Week 2017 - Presentation by Prof. Jeronimo Castrillon

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Last week, the IEEE Rebooting Computing 2017 Industry Summit on the Future of Computing was held in Washington, DC. The cfaed Strategic Professor for Compiler Construction Jeroimo Castrillon was invited for a talk within the Innovation and Ideas Panel. See his presentation as well as the talks of Bing Liu (University of Illinois at Chicago), Robert Voigt (Northrop Grumman Corporation), and Dario Gil (IBM Research) which are followed by a panel discussion.
cfaed supported "Rebooting Computing Week 2017" as a Silver Patron.

CC Chair at Memsys 2017

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The chair for compiler construction presented a paper at the MEMSYS Conference, from October 2nd to 5th, 2017. MEMSYS is a unique conference dealing with memory technologies. This conference provides an excellent discussion platform for researchers from cross-disciplinary domains including people from the application, operating system, compiler, system architecture, interconnect, and circuits domains. Fazal Hameed presented his paper at the conference Efficient STT-RAM Last-Level-Cache Architecture to replace DRAM Cache in a session that discussed cache architecture and management. 

CC Chair at ARM Research Summit 2017

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The chair for compiler construction gave a talk at the gem5 Workshop co-located with the ARM Research Summit 2017 in Cambridge. The summit is an academic platform to discuss future trends and disruptive technologies across all sectors of computing. The gem5 workshop was hosted by ARM Research at the first day of the summit. The workshop focused entirely on the gem5 simulation framework which is a popular, widely used, and open platform for simulation of computer systems.

Subject of the talk given by Christian Menard and Matthias Jung from Fraunhofer IESE is the coupling of gem5 with the industry dominating SystemC. This work was published as a paper at SAMOS'17. While the talk at SAMOS had a more general perspective, the talk in Cambridge targeted specifically the gem5 community.

CC Chair at SAMOS 2017

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The chair for compiler construction presented a paper at the SAMOS conference, on July 17th, 2017. SAMOS is a unique conference in a great location dealing with embedded systems. Its specialty lies in the relaxed atmosphere which fosters collaboration rather than competition. The formal sessions in the mornings are followed by informal activities in the afternoon that give enough room for discussion. Christian Menard presented the work "System Simulation with gem5 and SystemC: The Keystone for Full Interoperability". This work combines the benefits of the industry dominating SystemC standard with the openness of the research-oriented gem5 simulation framework. This is the result of a collaboration with Matthias Jung from Fraunhofer IESE and TU Kaiserslautern


CC Chair at the Orchestration Retreat 2017

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The PhD students, postdocs and investigators of the Orchestration Path met from 3rd to 5th July for the annual retreat in Altenberg on the ridge of the Eastern Ore Mountains (Osterzgebirge). Most of the time was dedicated to intense working sessions about collaborative projects and future research ideas. Additionally, the invited talk by Diana Göhringer, the new professor for adaptive dynamic systems at the faculty of computer science, and the participation of Steffen Lange and Jens Karschau two postdocs from the Biological Systems Path have been used to discuss and initiate future collaborations. We also enjoyed the nice weather on a short hiking tour to Kahleberg. From the CC Chair, Fazal Hameed, Andres Goens, Christian Menard and Norman Rink attended together with Prof. Castrillon. We discussed various topics, including domain-specific languages for physics simulation, compiler-generated variants for runtime adaptivity and a system simulator infrastructure for emerging technologies.