Chair News

Warm welcome to interns from Tunisia

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The chair for compiler construction is hosting Amani Younsi and Taher Aouayeb for a short term project with the support of the  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Amani and Taher, are working towards their final graduation project at National School of Computer Science (ENSI) in Tunisia. The internship is planned for 5 months in the context of a collaboration between ENSI with Prof. Chadlia Jerad from the University of Manouba, and the CC chair. Hasna Bouraoui, a Phd Student in CCC, will be helping as an advisor of the students. Amani will be working on performance analysis of a deep learning based speaker/speech recognition algorithm on heterogeneous platform. Taher will be working on the design and development of a compiler for a multi-core platform of FlexPRET machines.  

CC Chair at 2019 HiPEAC Conference: PARMA-DITAM’19

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On the 21st of January, Prof. Castrillon co-organized and act as program chair for the 10th workshop on Parallel Programming and Run-Time Management Techniques for Many-core Architectures 8th Workshop on Design Tools and Architectures for Multicore Embedded Computing Platforms (PARMA-DITAM’19). The workshop had around 30 attendees and discussed interesting topics from many-core architectures, support for approximate machine learning, and programming models and compilers. Hasna Bouraoui gave the seventh talk at the workshop, on “Comparing Dataflow and OpenMP Programming for Speaker Recognition Applications”, a collaborative work with Prof. Chadlia Jerad from University of Manouba and University of Carthage.


The CC chair at the IEEE 5G Summit Dresden

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The chair for compiler construction contributed with a demonstration to the IEEE 5G Summit Dresden, held at the International Congress Center on the 25th of September. Robert Khasanov together with Till Smejkal from the Chair of Operating Systems demonstrated recent research results on compiler-assisted run-time adaptivity, an integral part of the HAEC collaborative research center. The demonstration builds on previously published works, mainly work on general symmetries in hardware and their application to software mapping at runtime

Special session @ MCSoC’18

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The chair for compiler construction was represented by Andres Goens during a special session on “scalable and flexible manycore mapping techniques ” at the 12th IEEE International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Many-core Systems-on-Chip (MCSoC-18) in Hanoi, Vietnam. The session also included talks from Takashi Abe (DENSO, Japan),  Anuj Pathania (with Prof. Tulika Mitra at NUS, Singapore) and Tobias Schwarzer (with Prof. Jürgen Teich at FAU, Germany).  Andres presented his work “On the Representation of Mappings to Multicores”, which argued for abstractly studying the mathematical representations of mappings for different research questions. 

Visiting researcher and invited talk: Joonas Multanen

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We are happy to host Joonas Multanen as visiting PhD researcher for the next four months. Joonas received his in Electrical Engineering from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in 2015. He is currently a graduate student at the Laboratory of Pervasive Computing in TUT. His research interests include energy efficient computer architectures, emerging memory technologies and computer graphics. Joonas will give a talk on  "Instruction Stream Energy Optimization”, describing his PhD research work. Previously, Joonas has worked to improve the energy-efficiency of instruction streams in processors, with the goal being fixed-function accelerator energy-efficiency, but with the flexibility brought by programmability. The research visit aims to apply emerging memory technologies to processor instruction streams and to develop techniques to improve their performance and energy-efficiency when used as instruction storages.

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.