Asif A. Khan was awarded the “3m5 Excellence Award – herausragende Dissertation” for his thesis “Design and Code Optimization for Systems with Next-generation Racetrack Memories”. Racetrack memories (RTMs) are an emerging type of memory with the potential to revolutionize computing systems by virtually removing the memory wall. Asif’s thesis contains a collection of outstanding innovative ideas, methods and tools to optimize systems with racetrack memories. His work on emerging memories, computer architectures and compilers has led to above 25 publications and several 3rd party-funded projects. Asif joined the CC Chair in 2017 and continues to work with us in his new role as Postdoc. The award was handed during this year's OUTPUT.DD science event. We are happy for Asif, congratulations! Photo credits: (c) 3m5.
We are excited to share that the CC Chair took part once again in the annual Rewe Team Challenge with a total of 8 participants. This year, we formed two teams from our group: CCC-Ofast-run, a mixed team with Asif Ali Khan, Conny Okuma, Hamid Farzaneh, and Jerónimo Castrillón, and CCC-O3-run, an all-male team featuring Chris Okuma, Clément Fournier, João Paulo Cardoso de Lima, and Robert Khasanov. Thanks to the regular training sessions over the past few months, each participant achieved his/her personal records and milestones. Bring on the next challenge!
The CC chair hosted the first thematic workshop on computation-in-memory (CIM) and computation-near-memory (CNM) with great enthusiasm as part of the DFG special priority program on disruptive memory technologies (SPP2377). The workshop featured more than 25 experts and researchers from all across Germany, including a keynote speech by Prof. Thomas Mikolajick and participants from TU Dresden, FAU, KIT, TU Dortmund, TU Ilmenau, and the University of Osnabrück.
The CC Chair was represented by Jeronimo Castrillon, Asif Ali Khan, Hamid Farzaneh, and João Paulo Cardoso de Lima. Besides taking care of the organization, the CC team members presented their recent work on compilation for heterogeneous CIM and CNM systems in the context of their HetCIM project. In total, six presentations packed with lively discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions made the event a memorable experience for all participants.