This year’s HiPEAC conference was moved from winter to June 20 to improve in-person participation. This worked and it was great to see 200+ HiPEAC members in Budapest! The CC chair co-organized a workshop around the topics of the EVEREST project and contributed two talks to the conference. The first one opened the PARMA-DITAM workshop, where Prof. Castrillon talked about tool flows for high-performance reconfigurable computing, reporting on latest results from the EVEREST project and proving an research outlook on emerging in- and near-memory computing paradigms. In the second talk, within EVEREST workshop, Prof. Castrillon talked about domain specific languages and compilation flows in the EVEREST project. Both talks were visited and discussions were plentiful. Looking forward to other HiPEAC events!
Four members of the CC Chair participated in the 2022 Rewe Team Challenge Dresden (4x5km), after three years of our last participation. Conny Okuma, Robert Khasanov, Julian Robledo and Jeronimo Castrillon made a mixed team that got place 289 out of 1602 teams. The total time of 1:45:06 was only slightly better than the time from 2019 of 1:45:44. More training is needed for next time!
We congratulate Asif Khan for having successfully defended his PhD on April 25th, 2022. Asif joined our team a bit less than five years ago in May 2017. Together with Fazal, Asif helped shape most of the work on emerging technologies at the CC Chair. He worked on several memory and in-memory architectures and developed pioneering compiler optimizations for systems with emerging memory technologies. His work has been published in several renown conferences and journals, including DAC, DATE, LCTES, CASES, ACM TECS, ACM TACO, IEEE TCAD and IEEE TC. Today he defended his thesis on "Design and code optimization for systems with next-generation racetrack memories” in a hybrid setup, with family and friends connecting remotely. Special thanks go to Prof. Yiran Chen from Duke University for acting as external reviewer. We are more than happy that Asif will stay with us as PostDoc for the near future!
The CC Chair, together with Prof. Christian Pilato and Dr. Christoph Hagleitner, organised a workshop at the DATE Conference 2022 entitled "Data-driven applications for industrial and societal challenges: Problems, methods, and computing platforms" (DATA-DREAM'22). The workshop provided an international forum for researchers in the field of large-scale data analysis technologies to discuss challenges and ideas for the future of big data analytics. Participants shared their insights into current political, economic and technological developments, and placed special focus on their approaches to overcoming the hurdles towards wide adoption of reconfigurable computing platforms. This event is an initiative of the EVEREST project, which we hope will trigger collaborations and awareness in the community.
TU Dresden has been one of the 21 partners of Software Campus since 2017. Here, master's and doctoral students of computer science receive further training and are prepared for leadership positions. In the process, participants in the program lead their own IT research project and manage the entire process independently. They receive support from experienced leaders. Each project is funded by the BMBF with up to 100,000 euros over a period of two years.